DRENCAN
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
DRENCAN
part. drencende; p. ic, he drencte, ðú drenctest, pl. drencton; pp. drenced; v. a. I. to give to drink, to DRENCH, make drunk; potum vel potiōnem dāre, potāre, inebriāre Of burnan willan ðínes ðú drenctest [Th. drencst] hí torrente voluntātis tuæ potābis eos, Ps. Spl. 35, 9. Ðú drenctest us mid, wíne potasti nos vino, 59, 3. On þurste mínum hí drencton me mid ecede in siti mea potavērunt me acēto, 68, 26. Drencende inebrians, 64, 11. Se inwida dryht-guman síne drencte mid wíne the wicked one made his people drunk with wine, Judth. 10; Thw. 21, 21; Jud. 29. II. to drown; submergĕre, Ps. Tb. 106, 17. [Wyc. drenche: Piers P. drenchen, drenche: Chauc. drenche: Plat. drenken: O. Sax. drenkan: Frs. drinssen: O. Frs. drenka, drinka, drinsa to drown: Dut. drenken to drench: Ger. tränken to give to drink: M. H. Ger. trenken: O. H. Ger. trankjan, trenkjan potāre: Goth. dragkyan to give to drink: Swed. dränka to drown: Icel. drekkja to drown.] DER. a-drencan, for-, ge-, in-, ofer-, ofge-, on-. v. drincan.
This is a supplementary entry with editorial changes to an entry in the main volume of the dictionary. Look under the 'Possibly connected entries' below, or for the same headword in the list to the left.

A Combined List of Abbreviations.

Abbreviation not recognized. See:

A Combined List of Abbreviations.