drifan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *drībaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreybʰ- (to drive, push). Cognate with Old Frisian drīva (West Frisian driuwe), Old Saxon drīvan, drīƀan (Low German drieven), Dutch drijven, Old High German trīban (German treiben), Old Norse drífa (Danish drive, Swedish driva), Gothic 𐌳𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 (dreiban).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdriːfɑn/, [ˈdriːvɑn]

Verb[edit]

drīfan

  1. (transitive) to drive; force, pursue; drive (back); push
  2. (intransitive) to drive; rush with violence

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  • Middle English: driven