hreosan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hreusaną, *hrūsaną ‎(to fall down), from Proto-Indo-European *krow- ‎(to fall, beat, break). Cognate with Old High German hriosan, riosan ‎(to fall, rush), Middle High German rūzen ‎(to move hastily and noisily, rush), Old Norse hrjōta ‎(to fall out, jump down, break, burst), Old Norse hrjōða ‎(to fling out, distribute, plunder).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hrēosan

  1. to crumble, to fall
    Hreosaþ heofonsteorran: the star of heaven shall fall.
  2. to fall down, fall headlong
  3. to rush

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