Drake

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Drake

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.