Old English edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *dreuzaz, *drauziz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrews- (to break, break off, crumble). Cognate with Old Saxon drōr, Old High German trōr, and Old Norse and Icelandic dreyri. The historical sense is of something which ‘falls’: the Germanic base is also the source of Old English drēosan (fall).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

drēor m

  1. gore, blood
    • Iċ his blōd āġēat, drēor on eorðan.
      I spilled his blood, his gore on the earth.
      (Genesis A)

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