dreve

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dreven (also droven), from Old English drēfan, *drōfian (to trouble, vex, agitate, disturb the mind of), from Proto-Germanic *drōbijaną (to disturb, excite, make muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *dherebh-, *dhrebh- (to become thick or cloudy, curdle, ferment). Cognate with Low German dröven, Dutch droeven (to be sad, grieve), German trüben (to dull, dim, cloud, tarnish, trouble), Swedish bedröva (to grieve, sadden, distress).

Verb[edit]

dreve (third-person singular simple present dreves, present participle dreving, simple past and past participle dreved)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To trouble; afflict; make anxious.

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Verb[edit]

dreve

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of drijven

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