hreosan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hreusaną, *hrūsaną (to fall down), from Proto-Indo-European *krow- (to fall, beat, break). Cognate with Old High German hriosan, riosan (to fall, rush), Middle High German rūzen (to move hastily and noisily, rush), Old Norse hrjōta (to fall out, jump down, break, burst), Old Norse hrjōða (to fling out, distribute, plunder).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hrēosan

  1. to crumble, to fall
    Hreosaþ heofonsteorran: the star of heaven shall fall.
  2. to fall down, fall headlong
  3. to rush

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