dreve

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dreven (also droven), from Old English drēfan, *drōfian(to trouble, vex, agitate, disturb the mind of), from Proto-Germanic *drōbijaną(to disturb, excite, make muddy), from Proto-Indo-European *dherebh-, *dhrebh-(to become thick or cloudy, curdle, ferment). Cognate with Low German dröven, Dutch droeven(to be sad, grieve), German trüben(to dull, dim, cloud, tarnish, trouble), Swedish bedröva(to grieve, sadden, distress).

Verb[edit]

dreve (third-person singular simple present dreves, present participle dreving, simple past and past participle dreved)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To trouble; afflict; make anxious.

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Verb[edit]

dreve

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of drijven

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