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Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną(to beat, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-(to crush, grind, kill). Akin to Old High German treffan "to hit" (German treffen "to meet, encounter"), Old Norse drepa "to slay, strike, kill". Cognate to (but not direct ancestor of) Middle Dutch treffen.

VerbEdit

drepan

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

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną(to beat, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-(to crush, grind, kill). Akin to Old High German treffan "to hit" (German treffen "to meet, encounter"), Old Norse drepa "to slay, strike, kill".

VerbEdit

drepan

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

ConjugationEdit

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *drepaną(to beat, strike, kill), from Proto-Indo-European *dhrebh-(to crush, grind, kill). Akin to Old High German treffan "to hit" (German treffen "to meet, encounter"), Old Norse drepa "to slay, strike, kill".

VerbEdit

drepan

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

ConjugationEdit