torfian

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From Proto-Germanic *turbōną, *turbijaną (to turn, twist), from Proto-Indo-European *derbʰ- (to tie together, weave). Related to Old English tearflian (to turn, roll, wallow), Alemannic German zirbeln (to swirl, whirl, roll), Swedish törvja (to pelt), Icelandic tyrfa (to pelt).

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torfian

  1. to throw, shoot missiles at, launch
  2. to stone
  3. to be tossed

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