DROPA
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
DROPA
an; m. I. a DROP; stilla, gutta, stillicĭdium Dropa gutta vel stilla, Ælfc. Gl. 97; Som. 76, 70; Wrt. Voc. 54, 14. Yrnþ dropmǽlum swíðe hluttor wæter, ðæt gecígdon ða ðe on ðære stówe wunodon stillam, ðæt is dropa very pure water runs [there] drop by drop, which those who dwelt in the place called stilla, that is drop, Homl. Th. i. 510, 1. Flówe mín spræc swá dropan ofer gærsa cíþas fluat elŏquium meum quasi stillæ super gramĭna, Deut. 32, 2. Snáw cymþ of ðam þynnum wǽtan, ðe byþ upatogen mid ðære lyfte, and byþ gefroren ǽr ðan ðe he to dropum geurnen sý snow comes of the thin moisture, which is drawn up with the air, and is frozen before it be run into drops, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 19, 14; Lchdm. iii. 278, 25. His swát wæs swylce blódes dropan on eorþan yrnende est sudor ejus sīcut guttæ sanguĭnis decurrentis in terram, Lk. Bos. 22, 44. Swá dropa, ðe on ðas eorþan dreópaþ as a drop which droppeth on this earth, Ps. Th. 71, 6. Heó óðerne dropan on ðæt óðer eáge dyde she put [did] another drop on the other eye, Guthl. 22; Gdwin. 98, 3. Nime ánne eles dropan take a drop of oil, Ors. 4, 7; Bos. 88, 11: L. M. 1, 2; Lchdm. ii. 34, 26. Swá swá dropan dropende ofer eorþan sīcut stillicĭdia stillantia super terram, Ps. Spl. 71, 6. Dropan stígaþ the drops shall rise, Salm. Kmbl. 90; Sal. 44. Dropena dreorung a fall of drops, Exon. 54 a; Th. 189, 23; Az. 64: Cd. 191; Th. 238, 3; Dan. 349: 213; Th. 265, 23; Sat. 12. II. a disease, paralysis? morbus, parăly̆sis = παράλυσιs Wið fót-ádle, and wið ðone dropan against gout [foot disease] and against the paralysis [the drop], Lchdm. i. 376, 1. Wið ðone dropan against the paralysis [the drop], Herb. 59; Lchdm. i. 162, 4, 7. Heó ǽlc yfel blód and ðæne dropan gewyldeþ it subdues all evil blood and the paralysis [the drop], 124, 1; Lchdm. i. 236, 13. [Wyc. droppes, pl: Laym. drope: Plat. droppen, drüppen, m: O. Sax. dropo, m: O. Frs. dropta dropping: Dut. drop, m: Kil. droppe: Ger. tropfen, m: M. H. Ger. tropfe, m: O. H. Ger. trofo, tropfo, m. gutta: Dan. dryp, n; draabe, m. f: Swed. droppe, m: Icel. dropi, m.] DER. hleór-dropa, rén-, spéd-, wǽg-, wóp-, wróht-.
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