gefeallan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gafallaną, equivalent to ġe- +‎ feallan. Cognate with Old Dutch gifallan, Old High German gifallan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jeˈfæ͜ɑl.lɑn/, [jeˈfæ͜ɑɫ.ɫɑn]

Verb[edit]

ġefeallan

  1. (intransitive) to fall; stumble; fall from a higher to a lower position; drop; cascade; plummet
  2. to fall dead; perish; be ruined
  3. to decay, decline, fail
  4. (transitive) to cause (something) by falling, fall to, reach by falling

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: ifallen