dreórig
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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dreórig
dreóreg, dreórg, driórig; def. se dreóriga, dreórega, seó, ðæt dreórige; adj. I. bloody, gory, glorious; cruentus, cruentātus, gloriōsus Wæter stód dreórig and gedréfed water stood gory and troubled, Beo. Th. 2838; B. 1417: Ps. Tb. 135, 20: Exon. 72 b; Th. 271, 14; Jul. 482. Hwæt druh ðú dreórega lo thou gory dust! Soul Recd. 33; Seel. 17. II. sad, sorrowful, pensive, DREARY; mœstus Híg wurdon swíðe dreórige they became very sorrowful, Gen. 44, 13: Mk. Bos. 14, 19. On ðas dreórgan tíd in this sorrowful tide, Exon. 48 b; Th. 167, 10; Gú. 1058. [Wyc. drerg, dreri, drury sad: Chauc. drery sad: Laym. druri, dreri sad: Orm. dreorig, drerig sad: O. Sax. drórag cruentus: Dut. treurig sad: Ger. traurig sad: M. H. Ger. trúrec sad: O. H. Ger. trúrag mæstus: Icel. dreyrigr, dreyrugr bloody.] DER. heorudreó6rig. v. dreósan.
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