- striken (obsolete)
From Middle English striken, ystriken, from Old English stricen, ġestricen, from Proto-Germanic *strikanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *strīkaną (“to strike”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian strieken, Dutch gestreken, German Low German streken, German gestrichen.
- Struck by something. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- Disabled or incapacitated by something.
- 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter III, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384:
- Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
- (warships) Having its name removed from a country's naval register, e.g. the United States Naval Vessel Register.
- past participle of
- 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.
|present||ich stricke||wir stricken||i||ich stricke||wir stricken|
|du strickst||ihr strickt||du strickest||ihr stricket|
|er strickt||sie stricken||er stricke||sie stricken|
|preterite||ich strickte||wir strickten||ii||ich strickte1||wir strickten1|
|du stricktest||ihr stricktet||du stricktest1||ihr stricktet1|
|er strickte||sie strickten||er strickte1||sie strickten1|
1Rare except in very formal contexts; alternative in würde normally preferred.
- “stricken” in Duden online