drepan

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną(to beat, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebʰ-(to crush, grind, kill). Akin to Old High German treffan "to hit" (German treffen "to meet, encounter"), Old Norse drepa "to slay, strike, kill". Cognate to (but not direct ancestor of) Middle Dutch treffen.

Verb[edit]

drepan

  1. to reach (a place)
    hiro kind drephent ad supernam Ierusalem
    their children reach the heavenly Jerusalem
  2. to achieve, accomplish
    samo thaz wighus ouerdrephet andere gezimbere
    as the watchtower surpasses
    (literally, “ver-achieves; as overtreffen (other buildings)”)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną(to beat, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebʰ-(to crush, grind, kill). Akin to Old High German treffan "to hit" (German treffen "to meet, encounter"), Old Norse drepa "to slay, strike, kill".

Verb[edit]

drepan

  1. to strike, beat, hit
  2. to kill, slay
  3. to overcome

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną(to beat, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebʰ-(to crush, grind, kill). Akin to Old High German treffan "to hit" (German treffen "to meet, encounter"), Old Norse drepa "to slay, strike, kill".

Verb[edit]

drepan

  1. to strike, beat, hit
  2. to kill

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