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Old English[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *dreuzaz, *drauziz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreus- (to break, break off, crumble).. Cognate with Old Saxon drōr, Old High German trōr, Old Norse dreyri and Icelandic dreyri. The historical sense is of something which ‘falls’: the Germanic base is also the source of Old English drēosan (fall).


  • IPA(key): /dreːo̯r/, [dreːo̯rˠ]


drēor m

  1. gore, blood
    Ic his blod ageat, dreor on eorþan.
    I shed his blood, his gore on the earth.

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