Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who produces the rain. [Nonce-word.]

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  • proper noun An English and American surname.

Etymologies

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Variant of Rayner, a patronymic surname from a medieval given name from Proto-Germanic *ragina (“counsel by the gods”) + Old High German hari ("army"). Also borrowed from modern German.

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