The Dryfe Water is a river in Scotland about 18 miles in length which flows into the River Annan at grid reference , near Lockerbie. It starts at on the southern slopes of Loch Fell, near Moffat, and then flows along a narrow valley to the Annan.
Dryfe Water gives its name to the parish, Dryfesdale, and the common Scottish surname, Drysdale. A second name is the much less common surname Dryfe (or Drife). The meaning of the word Dryfe is unknown. It may be from the Norse, Anglo-Saxon or Brythonic languages which were all used at different times in Dumfriesshire.
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- "Overview of Dryfe Water". scottish-places.info. 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011.