forslean

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From for- +‎ slēan. Cognate with Old High German firslahan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

forslēan

  1. to break, destroy, kill, smite, slay, strike with violence
  2. to wound by striking or with a blow, cut through, break with a stroke
  3. to make slaughter of, defeat with slaughter, beat an enemy
  4. to condemn
  5. (figuratively) to overthrow, rout

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • forsleán in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary