forslean

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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