Dreypa

Old Norse Dictionary - dreypa

Meaning of Old Norse word "dreypa" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

dreypa
t and ð, [drjúpa, draup], to drop, put a drop of fluid, wine, medicine, etc., into the mouth of one sick, fainting, and the like, the fluid in dat.; d. e-u á e-t, or í munn em; hann dreypir vígðu vatni í munn henni, Bs. i. 199; at hann dreypi vatni á tungu mína, Greg. 23, Luke xvi. 24; d. víni á e-n (of fainting), Fas. iii. 508, 571; hann dreypti á konuna þar til at hon raknaði við, ii. 151: to dip, at hann dreypi í vatn enum minsta fingri sínum, Greg. 22, Luke xvi. 24, where the n. T. of 1540 sqq. has, at hann ‘drepi’ hinu fremsta síns fingrs í vatn.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᛁᚢᛒᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
etc.
et cetera.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Greg.
Gregory. (F. II.)
N. T.
New Testament.
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