clyppan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From West Proto-Germanic *klupjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gelb(ʰ)-, *gleb(ʰ)- (to squeeze while holding), from *gel- (to roll up together, into a ball; round object) with an extra b(ʰ). Related to Lithuanian glóbti (to hug, to embrace; to take, to grab for oneself; to cover, to wrap; to save, to help), Old Prussian galbimai (help) (dative), poglabū (he cuddled, hugged).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

clyppan

  1. to hug, embrace; cherish
  2. to clasp

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: cleppen, cluppen, clippen

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