dreyri

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dreyri, from Proto-Germanic *drauzijô. Cognate with Old Saxon drōr, Old High German trōr and Old English dreor. The historical sense is of something which ‘falls’: the Germanic base is also the source of Old English drēosan (fall).

Noun[edit]

dreyri m (genitive singular dreyra, no plural)

  1. (archaic) gore, blood (compare the Latin cruor) syn.

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