kreißen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German krīzen (to cry aloud, shout, groan), from Old High German *krīzan, from Proto-Germanic *krītaną, *krīstaną, *krīskaną (to cry out, shout), from Proto-Indo-European *greyd- (to shout). Akin to Middle Low German krīten (to cry out), Middle Dutch crīten, krīten (to cry, cry out), Dutch krijsen (to shriek, cry out), Latin crīdāre (to cry out, proclaim). More at cry.

Verb[edit]

kreißen (third-person singular simple present kreißt, past tense kreißte, past participle gekreißt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (archaic) to moan, groan in pain
  2. (childbirth) to wail or cry out in labour

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