rynt

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from a corruption of "rowan tree", a phrase which would have been chanted in order to drive off witches, since the tree was believed to be a ward against evil. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rynt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (archaic, reflexive) stand off; move away (said by milkmaids to their cows after milking them)
    Rynt thee.

See also[edit]

References[edit]