Difference between revisions of "Drake"

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1. The male of the duck kind.
1. The [[Male]] of the [[Duck]] [[Kind]].
2. [Cf. [[Dragon]] [[Fly]], [[Under]] Dragon] The [[Drake]] [[Fly]]. ''The [[Drake]] will [[Mount]] [[Steeple]] [[Height]] [[Into]] the [[Air]].'' (Walton) [[Drake]] [[Fly]], [[A]] [[Kind]] of [[Fly]], sometimes used [[In]] [[Angling]]. ''The dark [[Drake]] [[Fly]], [[Good]] [[In]] [[August]].'' (Walton)
Origin: [[Akin]] [[To]] LG. [[Drake]], OHG. Antrache, anetrecho, [[G]]. Enterich, Icel. Andriki, [[Dan]]. Andrik, OSw. Andrak, andrage, masc, and [[Fr]]. [[As]]. Ened, fem, duck; [[Akin]] [[To]] D. Eend, [[G]]. Ente, Icel. Ond, [[Dan]]. And, Sw. And, [[Lith]]. Antis, L. [[Anas]], [[Gr]]. (for), and perh. Skr. Ati [[A]] [[Water]] [[Fowl]]. [[In]] [[English]] the [[First]] [[Part]] of the [[Word]] was [[Lost]]. The [[Ending]] is [[Akin]] [[To]] E. [[Rich]]. [[Cf]]. Gulaund.

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1. The Male of the Duck Kind.

2. [Cf. Dragon Fly, Under Dragon] The Drake Fly. The Drake will Mount Steeple Height Into the Air. (Walton) Drake Fly, A Kind of Fly, sometimes used In Angling. The dark Drake Fly, Good In August. (Walton)

Origin: Akin To LG. Drake, OHG. Antrache, anetrecho, G. Enterich, Icel. Andriki, Dan. Andrik, OSw. Andrak, andrage, masc, and Fr. As. Ened, fem, duck; Akin To D. Eend, G. Ente, Icel. Ond, Dan. And, Sw. And, Lith. Antis, L. Anas, Gr. (for), and perh. Skr. Ati A Water Fowl. In English the First Part of the Word was Lost. The Ending is Akin To E. Rich. Cf. Gulaund.