hleapan

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną, from Proto-Indo-European *klewb- (to spring, stumble). Cognate with Old Frisian hlāpa, Old Saxon hlōpan, Old High German loufan, Old Norse hlaupa, Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌷𐌻𐌰𐌿𐍀𐌰𐌽 (ushlaupan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxlæ͜ɑː.pɑn/, [ˈl̥æ͜ɑː.pɑn]

VerbEdit

hlēapan

  1. to run
    Se heorot hlēop anweġ þā wē nēah cōmon.
    The deer ran away when we came close.
  2. to jump
    Hlēap ofer þæt ġeat!
    Jump over the gate!
  3. to dance
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "The Beheading of St. John the Baptist"
      Hērōdēs swōr þæt hē wolde þǣre hlēapendan dehter forġiefan swā hwæt swā hēo bæd.
      Herod swore that he would give the dancing daughter whatever she asked.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: lepen
    • English: leap
    • Scots: lepe, leip, leap