Dame vs Crone - What's the difference?

dame | crone |


As a verb dame

is .

As a noun crone is

(wicca) one of the triune goddesses of the lady in wicca alongside the mother and maiden and representing an old woman.

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dame

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British) The .
  • Dame Edith Sitwell
  • (dated, informal, slightly, derogatory, US) A woman.
  • * 1949 , (Oscar Hammerstein II), "(There is Nothing Like a Dame)",
  • There ain't nothin' like a dame'! / Nothin' in the world! / There is nothin' you can name / That is anythin' like a ' dame !
  • A traditional character in British pantomime, a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag.
  • (archaic) , woman.
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    crone

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An old woman.
  • * Dryden
  • But still the crone was constant to her note.
  • An archetypal figure, a Wise Woman.
  • An ugly, evil-looking, or frightening old woman; a hag.
  • (obsolete) An old ewe.
  • (Tusser)
  • (obsolete) An old man, especially one who talks and acts like an old woman.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • A few old battered crones of office.
  • * Washington Irving
  • The old crone [a negro man] lived in a hovel which his master had given him.

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