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Middle English threp ‎(a rebuke), deverbal of Middle English threpen ‎(to scold), from Old English þrēapian ‎(to reprove, reprehend, punish, blame), from Proto-Germanic *þraupōną ‎(to punish), from Proto-Germanic *þrawō ‎(torment, punishment), from Proto-Germanic *þrawēną ‎(to torment, injure, exhaust), from Proto-Indo-European *trōw- ‎(to beat, wound, kill, torment). Akin to Old English þrēagan ‎(to rebuke, punish, chastise), þrēa ‎(correction, punishment), þrōwian ‎(to suffer). More at throe. See also threap.


threpe ‎(third-person singular simple present threpes, present participle threping, simple past and past participle threped)

  1. (obsolete) to threap
  2. (archaic) to call, to term
  3. (archaic) to insist

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