Old Dutch

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *drepan, from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to beat, hit, strike, kill).

Verb

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drepan

  1. to reach (a place)
    • hiro kind drephent ad supernam Ierusalem
      their children reach the heavenly Jerusalem
  2. to achieve, accomplish
    • samo thaz wighus ouerdrephet andere gezimbere
      as the watchtower surpasses other buildings
      (literally, “over-achieves; as overtreffen”)

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Descendants

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  • Middle Dutch: drēpen
    • Limburgish: draepe

Further reading

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  • drepan”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *drepan, from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to beat, hit, strike, kill).

Pronunciation

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Verb

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drepan

  1. to strike, beat, hit
  2. to kill, slay
  3. to overcome

Conjugation

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Descendants

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Old Saxon

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *drepan, from Proto-Germanic *drepaną (to beat, hit, strike, kill).

Verb

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drepan

  1. to strike, beat, hit
  2. to kill

Conjugation

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