Turkish pronunciation draun
, go down
, go under
, knock over
Etymology [ draun ] (verb.) 14th century. Origin uncertain.
* The OED suggests an unattested Old English form *drūnian (subscription required). Harper 2001 points to Old English druncnian, "probably influenced" by Old Norse drukkna (cf. Danish drukne) “” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001. Funk & Wagnall's has Middle English drounen, drūnen, 'of uncertain origin'. It has been theorised (see e.g. ODS) “” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog: oldn. drukkna (eng. drown er laant fra nord.) (in English: Old Norse drukkna (the English drown is a loanword from Old Norse)) that it may represent a direct loan of Old Norse drukkna, but this is described by the OED as being "on phonetic and other grounds highly improbable" .