hryre
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hryre
Add:I. a fall from a height. 1. a dropping from a high position under the force of gravity Hý hófon hine hondum and him hryre burgun, Gú. 702. 2. a descent of rain, hail, &c. Ne hægles hryre ne hrímes dryre, Ph. 16. (2 a) of a shower of stones, Hml. Th. i. 50, 23 (in Dict.). 3. fig. a descent from high estate, flourishing condition Ǽr ðæs monnes hryre bið ðæt mód úp áhæfen, Past. 299, 18. Hié náþer næfdon siþþan ne heora namon ne heora anweald. Ac heora hryre wearð Ahténum tó árǽrnesse, Ors. 3, 1; S. 98, 8. II. a sinking to a lower level, precipitate descent (lit. or fig.), hasty action Ealle word hryres omnia uerba praecipitationis, Ps. Rdr. 51, 6. On myclum hryre seó heord wearð on sǽ besceofen magno impetu grex praecipitatus est in mare, Mk. 5, 13. Se druncena wénð hé sum þing gódes dó, þonne hé bið an hryre besceofen ebriosus putat se aliquid obtimum agere, cum fuerit precipitio deuolutus, Chrd. 74, 24. III. a falling from an upright position (lit. or fig.). 1. a falling to the ground of a building Wearð swá micel eorþbeofung þæt on þǽm íglondum wurdon micle hryras ond Colosus gehreás magno terraemotu insulae adeo concussae sunt, ut labentibus vulgo tectis ingens quoque ille Colossus rueret, Ors. 4, 7; S. 184, 25. 2. a fall from an independent status, fall of a town, country, &c. Gif on tíde (.x.) þunrað fram eástdǽle ryras buruga (rui[n]as urbium ) getácnað, Archiv cxx. 51, 45. 3. a yielding to temptation, moral fall Besende se áwyrgeda gást mænigfealde geþóhtas on heora mód, and wurdon þearle gecostnode þurh his fægernysse . . . 'Mín bearn, þín ansýn is wlitig, and þissum bróþrum cymð micel hryre for heora tyddernyssum', Hml. S. 33, 166. Wín swýþe gedruncen graman and yrre and hryras fela hit déð uinum multum potatum inritationem et iram et ruinas multas facit, Scint. 106, 1. 4. destruction. a. of persons. α. of natural death Þǽr (in heaven ) sóðfæstra sáwla móton æfter líces hryre lífes brúcan, An. 229. Oð þæt him cwelm gesceód . . . oð þæt him God wolde þurh hryrehreddan heá ríce, Dan. 671. β. of violent death in battle, &c. Hryre excidium, Wrt. Voc. ii. 32, 40. Æfter deófla hryre after the fall of Grendel and his mother, B. 1680. Æfter hæleða hryre, 2052. Winemǽga hryre, Wand. 7. b. destruction of a place Þý ilcan geáre þe Cartaina tóworpen wæs, æfter hiere hryre hí tówurpon Corinthum eodem anno quo Carthago deleta est, ruinam Carthaginis eversio Corinthi subsecutus est, Ors. 5, 2; S. 214, 27.
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