Drake

means the “duck-king.” The old English word end means a duck, and end-ric becomes 'dric, drake. Similarly the German tauber-rich is a male dove, and ganse-rich, a male goose, or gander.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Drake from Fact Monster:

  • Drake's Bay - Drake's Bay Drake's Bay, inlet of the Pacific Ocean, formed by the San Andreas fault, W ...
  • Alfred Drake - Drake, Alfred Drake, Alfred, 1914–92, American singer, actor, and director, b. New York City, ...
  • Joseph Rodman Drake - Drake, Joseph Rodman Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795–1820, American poet and satirist, b. New York ...
  • Edwin Laurentine Drake - Drake, Edwin Laurentine Drake, Edwin Laurentine, 1819–80, American oil well driller, b. ...
  • Francis Marion Drake - Drake, Francis Marion Drake, Francis Marion, 1830–1903, Union army officer in the Civil War, ...

Related Content