strond (plural stronds)
- (obsolete) A beach; a strand.
c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henrie the Fourth, Continuing to His Death, and Coronation of Henrie the Fift. With the Humours of Sir Iohn Falstaffe, and Swaggering Pistoll. As It hath been Sundrie Times Publikely Acted by the Right Honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine His Seruants, quarto edition, London: Printed by V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, OCLC 55178895, [Act I]:
- So looks the strond whereon the imperious flood / Hath left a witness'd usurpation.
c. 1596–1598, W[illiam] Shakespeare, The Excellent History of the Merchant of Venice. With the Extreme Cruelty of Shylocke the Iew towards the saide Merchant, in Cutting a Iust Pound of His Flesh. And the Obtaining of Portia, by the Choyce of Three Caskets, quarto edition, [London]: Printed by J[ames] Roberts [for Thomas Heyes], published 1600, OCLC 24594216, [Act I]:
- Her sunny locks / Hang on her temples like a golden fleece; / Which makes her seat of Belmont, Colchos' strond.
From Old Norse strǫnd, from Proto-Germanic *strandō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)trAnt- (“strand, border, field”), from Proto-Indo-European *ster- (“to broaden, spread out”). Cognate with Lithuanian trénta (“place, region, direction”).