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crone

a withered old woman
Not to be confused with:
crony – a close friend or companion
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crone

 (krōn)
n.
1. Derogatory An old woman considered to be ugly; a hag.
2. A woman who is venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.

[Middle English, from Old North French carogne, carrion, cantankerous woman, from Vulgar Latin *carōnia, carrion, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
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crone

(krəʊn)
n
a witchlike old woman
[C14: from Old Northern French carogne carrion, ultimately from Latin caro flesh]
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crone

(kroʊn)

n.
a withered, witchlike old woman.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch croonie old ewe < Old North French caronie carrion]
cron′ish, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crone - an ugly evil-looking old womancrone - an ugly evil-looking old woman  
old woman - a woman who is old
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crone

noun old woman, witch, hag, old bag (derogatory slang), old bat (slang) a toothless old crone sitting in the corner
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crone

noun
An ugly, frightening old woman:
Slang: biddy.
Archaic: trot.
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Translations
bábababizna

crone

[krəʊn] Nbruja f, vieja f
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crone

[ˈkrəʊn] n (pejorative) (= old woman) → vieille bique f (pejorative)
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crone

nTante f (inf)
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crone

[krəʊn] nvecchiarda
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References in periodicals archive ?
One of the more exotic outgrowths of Arthurian tradition in medieval Germany was what was once termed the' gigantic sponge(Schwamm) of Diu Crone (now more properly referred to as Die Krone).
Wirnt von Gravenberg's Wigalois and Heinrich von dem Turlin's Diu Crone share one chapter.
'Diu Crone'and the Medieval Arthurian Cycle By NEIL THOMAS.
Heinrich von dem Turlin's Diu Crone has been enjoying an increasing amount of attention in recent decades.
Shockey's book is a doctoral dissertation and is moreover a comparative study (Diu Crone and Wolfram's Parzival), while Thomas is writing a monograph and can therefore allow his vision to range more freely over French and German Arthurian romances, but above all indulge in some speculative reappraisal of Heinrich's frequently underrated work.
Again, she is assisted by the welcome amount of research that the first author's Diu Crone has attracted in the last thirty years.
Section 3 (structural models and conventions) brings essays by Matthias Meyer (structure and person in the Arthurian romance), Ulrich Ernst (forms of analytic narration in Parzival), Peter Kern (Arthurian romance conventions in Diu Crone), Albert Gier (structures in the Escanor of Girart d'Amiens) and Monika Unzeitig-Herzog (the conclusions of Arthurian romances).
Towards the beginning of his 30000-line Arthurian opus, Diu Crone (c.
4807, 10777, 10933), which would make the Arthur of Diu Crone a man in his early twenties.
According to the terms of Heinrich's aside, then, Diu Crone is to be a biographical romance only in the special sense that it charts the young King's rise from a time soon after his accession up until the time of the acme of his prestige, so making the account dovetail with the already mature Arthur of Chretien, Hartmann, and others.