færgripe

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fǣr (sudden attack) +‎ gripe (grip, seizure).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fǣrgripe m

  1. sudden attack, seizure
    Þryþsƿyþ beheold mæg Higelaces hu se manscaða under færgripum gefaran ƿolde. The mighty one, Hygelac's kinsman, saw how the killer meant to proceed with a sudden strike. (Beowulf, ll. 736-8)

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