drepa

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa.

Verb[edit]

drepa (third person singular past indicative drap, third person plural past indicative drópu, supine dripið)

  1. to kill
  2. (chess) to capture
  3. to dip
  4. to move
  5. to get wet
  6. to drop

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of drepa (group v-56)
infinitive drepa
supine dripið
participle (a26)1 drepandi dripin
present past
first singular drepi drap
second singular drepur drapst
third singular drepur drap
plural drepa drópu
imperative
singular drep!
plural drepið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

drepa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative drap, third-person plural past indicative drápu, supine drepið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to beat, hit
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to kill
    Ég drap hestinn.
    I killed the horse.
  3. (chess, transitive, with accusative) to capture
  4. (transitive, intransitive, with dative) to dip
    drepa fingri í lækinn.
    To dip a finger in the brook.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa (to stab, hit), cognate with German treffen, Dutch treffen, and English drub. Doublet of treffe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

drepa (present tense drep, past tense drap, supine drepe, past participle drepen, present participle drepande, imperative drep)

  1. To kill, to murder.
    Ho er mistenkt for å ha drepe faren sin.
    She is suspected of having killed her father.
    Ein person vart drepen og to alvorleg såra i ei bilulukke.
    One person was killed and two were seriously injured in a car accident.
    Den drepne var 40 år gamal.
    The victim was 40 years old. (literally: "the killed was 40 years old")
  2. (about persons) To ruin, strain, extinguish, kill.
    Den evinnelege masinga di har drepe arbeidslysta mi!
    Your constant nagging has ruined my zeal for work!
    Den filmen var drepande keisam!
    That film was incredibly boring! (literally: "that film was killingly boring")
    Då du sa dei orda, drap du kjenslene hennar.
    When you said those words, you killed her feelings.

Synonyms[edit]

to kill, murder
to strain, stab, ruin

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to strike, push, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-, *dhreb- (to crack, crush, kill); cognate with Old English drepan, German treffen (hit, meet).

Verb[edit]

drepa (singular past indicative drap, plural past indicative drápu, past participle drepinn)

  1. to beat, to hit, to push, to knock
  2. to kill, to slay
  3. to capture (e.g. in chess)

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: drepa
  • Faroese: drepa
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: drepe, drepa, dribba (dialectal)
  • Old Swedish: dræpa
  • Danish: dræbe

References[edit]

  • drepa”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa, from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to strike, push, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-, *dhreb- (to crack, crush, kill).

Verb[edit]

drepa

  1. To kill, to slay.
  2. To butcher.