Roun Roun, Rown Rown, v. i. & t. [AS. r[=u]nian, fr. r[=u]n a rune, secret, mystery; akin to G. raunen to whisper. See {Rune}.] To whisper. [obs.] --Gower. [1913 Webster]

Another rouned to his fellow low. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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