strain etymology

English word strain comes from Old English strēonan

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Detailed word origin of strain

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
strēonan Old English (ang)
strenen Middle English (enm)
strain English (eng) (obsolete) To beget, generate (of light), engender, copulate (both of animals and humans), lie with, be born, come into the world.