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þryccan

  • verb [ weak ]
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Grammar
þryccan, p. þrycte, þryhte; pp. þrycced, þryht.
Wright's OE grammar
§534;
trans.
To press, crush, oppress, repress, trample
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  • Sittaþ mánfulle on heáhsetlum and hálige under heora fótum þryccaþ

    perversi resident celso mores solio, sanctaque calcant colla,

      Bt. 4; Fox 8, 14: Met. 4, 38.
  • Ðæt sió manung hié ne ðrycte

    ne admonitio eos concuteret,

      Past. 32; Swt. 213, 22.
  • Ða gástas ðe mé swenctan and ðrycton

    qui me premebant spiritus,

      Bd. 3, 11; S. 536, 37.
  • Ðrycce se magister ða belde

    reprimatur praecipitatio,

      Past. 61; Swt. 455, 21.
  • Swá hié se stán and seó eorþe þrycce,

      Blickl. Homl. 75, 9.
  • Hé mid wédenheortnesse módes ðrycced wæs

    mentis vesania premebatur,

      Bd. 2, 5; S. 507, 4.
  • Untrumnesse ðrycced and hefigod

    infirmitate pressus,

      4, 24; S. 598, 25.
intrans.
To press, force a way
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  • Wé ðás wíc magun fótum áfyllan; folc in ðriceþ meara þreátum and monfarum,

      Exon. Th. 119, 18; Gú. 256.
Etymology
[He wænde mid his crucche us adun þrucche, Laym. 19483. Þre at þe fyrst þrast he þryȝt to þe erþe, Gaw. 1443. A þral þryȝt in þe þrong, Allit. Pms. 42, 135. To thrutch is still used in some dialects; see E. D. S. Pub. Lancashire and Cheshire Glossaries, where see also thrutchings = whey squeezed out whilst the cheese is under pressure. O. H. Ger. drucchen premere, comprimere.]
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v. bi-, ge-, of-, on-þryccan.
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