drepe

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

drepe

  1. Alternative form of drepen (to strike)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

drepe

  1. Alternative form of drepen (to drop)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse drepa (to stab, hit), compare Dutch and German treffen and English drub.

Verb[edit]

drepe (imperative drep, present tense dreper, passive drepes, simple past drepte, past participle drept, present participle drepende)

  1. To kill, to murder.
    Hun er mistenkt for å ha drept faren sin.
    She is suspected of having killed her father.
    En person ble drept og to alvorlig såret i en bilulykke.
    One person was killed and two were seriously injured in a car accident.
    Den drepte var 40 år gammel.
    The victim was 40 years old. (literally: "the killed was 40 years old")
  2. (about persons) To ruin, strain, extinguish, kill.
    Den evinnelige masingen din har drept arbeidslysten min!
    Your constant nagging has ruined my zeal for work!
    Den filmen var drepende kjedelig!
    That film was incredibly boring! (literally: "that film was killingly boring")
    Da du sa de ordene, drepte du følelsene hennes.
    When you said those words, you killed her feelings.

Synonyms[edit]

to kill, murder
to strain, stab, ruin

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. e-infinitive form of drepa
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse drepit, past participle neuter of drepa, whence also Norwegian Nynorsk drepa.

Verb[edit]

drepe

  1. past participle of drepa

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drapiz (strike, blow, deathblow), from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to strike, slay, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrebʰ- (to crush, grind, kill).

Akin to Old Norse drep (blow, deathblow), Old Norse dráp (deathblow), Middle High German tref (a strike, hit), Old English drepan (to kill).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drepe m

  1. a stroke, deathblow
  2. a slaying
  3. a violent death

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