drepe

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa (to stab, hit), compare German and Dutch treffen and English drub.

Verb[edit]

drepe (imperative drep, present tense dreper, simple past drepte, past participle drept, present participle drepende)

  1. to kill, to murder
    Hun er mistenkt for å ha drept faren sin.
    She is suspected of having killed her father.
    En person ble drept og to alvorlig såret i en bilulykke.
    One person was killed and two were seriously injured in a car accident.
    Den drepte var 40 år gammel.
    The victim was 40 years old. (literally: "the killed was 40 years old")
  2. (about persons) to ruin, strain, extinguish, kill
    Den evinnelige masingen din har drept arbeidslysten min!
    Your constant nagging has ruined my zeal for work!
    Den filmen var drepende kjedelig!
    That film was incredibly boring! (literally: "that film was killingly boring")
    Da du sa de ordene, drepte du følelsene hennes.
    When you said those words, you killed her feelings.

Synonyms[edit]

to kill, murder
to strain, stab, ruin

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • drepe” in The Ordnett Dictionary
  • “drepe” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa (to stab, hit), compare German and Dutch treffen and English drub.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to kill, to murder
    Ho er mistenkt for å ha drepe faren sin.
    She is suspected of having killed her father.
    Ein person vart drepen og to alvorleg såra i ei bilulukke.
    One person was killed and two were seriously injured in a car accident.
    Den drepne var 40 år gammal.
    The victim was 40 years old. (literally: "the killed was 40 years old")
  2. (about persons) to ruin, strain, extinguish, kill
    Den evinnelege masinga di har drepe arbeidslysta mi!
    Your constant nagging has ruined my zeal for work!
    Den filmen var drepande keisam!
    That film was incredibly boring! (literally: "that film was killingly boring")
    Da du sa dei orda, drap du kjenslene hennar.
    When you said those words, you killed her feelings.

Synonyms[edit]

to kill, murder
to strain, stab, ruin

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drapiz (strike, blow, deathblow), from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to strike, slay, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh- (to crush, grind, kill). Akin to Old Norse drep "blow, deathblow", Old Norse drāp "deathblow", Middle High German tref "a strike, hit", Old English drepan "to kill".

Noun[edit]

drepe m

  1. a stroke, deathblow
  2. a slaying
  3. a violent death

Declension[edit]