dreng

noun \ˈdreŋ\
variants: less commonly

drengh

\ˈdreŋ\

Definition of dreng

plural

-s

old English law

  1. :  a free tenant especially in ancient Northumbria who held under a partly military and partly servile form of tenure antedating the Norman conquest

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Origin and Etymology of dreng

Middle English dreng, dring, from Old English dreng warrior, from Old Norse drengr young man, valiant man; akin to Middle Irish dringid he steps, Russian derzhat' to hold, Latin firmus firm — more at firm


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