drepa

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa.

Verb[edit]

at drepa (third person singular past indicative drap, third person plural past indicative drópu, supine dripið)

  1. to kill
  2. to capture (e.g. in chess)
  3. to dip
  4. to move
  5. to get wet
  6. to drop

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa.

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Verb[edit]

drepa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative drap, third-person plural past indicative drápu, supine drepið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to beat, hit
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to kill
    Ég drap hestinn.
    I killed the horse.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, with dative) to dip
    drepa fingri í lækinn.
    To dip a finger in the brook.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

drepa (present tense drep, past tense drap, past participle drepe, passive infinitive drepast, present participle drepande, imperative drep)

  1. Alternative form of drepe

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to strike, push, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-, *dhreb- (to crack, crush, kill); cognate with Old English drepan, German treffen (hit, meet).

Verb[edit]

drepa (singular past indicative drap, plural past indicative drápu, past participle drepinn)

  1. to beat, to hit, to push, to knock
  2. to kill, to slay
  3. to capture (e.g. in chess)

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References[edit]

  • “drepa” in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic