dreorig

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Etymology[edit]

Corresponds to drēor +‎ -iġ; from Proto-Germanic *dreuzagaz (bloody), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreus- (to break, break off, crumble). Cognate with Old Saxon drōrag (Low German trurig), Dutch treurig, Old High German trūrag (German traurig), Old Norse dreyrigr.

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drēoriġ

  1. bloody, gory
    Wæter stod dreorig and gedrefed: water stood gory and troubled.
  2. sad, melancholy
    Hig wurdon swiðe dreorige: they became very sad.

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