Definition of adown in English:

adown

(also adoon)

adverb

archaic poetic
rare
  • To a lower place or position; downward, down; towards the earth. Frequently with verbs of motion, often those signifying descent, as fall, sink, kneel, etc..

preposition

archaic figurative poetic
rare
  • Figurative and in figurative contexts. During, over the course of, or after (a period of time); throughout (the course of time).

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in King Alfred (c848–899), king of the West Saxons and of the Anglo-Saxons. From of + down, with the literal meaning ‘from the hill’.

Pronunciation:

adown

/əˈdaʊn/