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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse drepa.

VerbEdit

drepa (third person singular past indicative drap, third person plural past indicative drópu, supine dripið)

  1. to kill
  2. to capture (e.g. in chess)
  3. to dip
  4. to move
  5. to get wet
  6. to drop

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse drepa.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

drepa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative drap, third-person plural past indicative drápu, supine drepið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to beat, hit
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to kill
    Ég drap hestinn.
    I killed the horse.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, with dative) to dip
    drepa fingri í lækinn.
    To dip a finger in the brook.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

drepa (present tense drep, past tense drap, past participle drepe, passive infinitive drepast, present participle drepande, imperative drep)

  1. Alternative form of drepe

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to strike, push, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-, *dhreb- (to crack, crush, kill); cognate with Old English drepan, German treffen (hit, meet).

VerbEdit

drepa (singular past indicative drap, plural past indicative drápu, past participle drepinn)

  1. to beat, to hit, to push, to knock
  2. to kill, to slay
  3. to capture (e.g. in chess)

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: dræbe
  • Faroese: drepa
  • Icelandic: drepa

ReferencesEdit

  • drepa in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse drepa, from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to strike, push, beat), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-, *dhreb- (to crack, crush, kill).

VerbEdit

drepa

  1. To kill, to slay.
  2. To butcher.