from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A turn; trick; strategem.
  • v. To walk; go about.
  • v. To traffic in an itinerant manner; to peddle.
  • v. To turn; play a trick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To traffic in an itinerary manner; to peddle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To walk; go about as a peddler. Compare tranter.
  • To turn; play a trick.
  • n. A turn; a trick; a stratagem.


From Middle English tranten, from or cognate with Middle Dutch tranten ("to step, walk"), perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *trent-, *trant- (“to walk”). Cognate with West Frisian trantsje ("to step, step time; dance, jump"). Compare also Dutch drentelen ("to saunter"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English trant, from Middle Dutch trant ("a step"), from Middle Dutch tranten ("to walk"). Cognate with Dutch trant ("style, manner fashion, mode"), Swedish trant ("a step"). (Wiktionary)



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