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hreósan

  • verb [ strong ]
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Grammar
hreósan, p. hreás; pl. hruron; pp. hroren
Wright's OE grammar
§494;
To fall [rapidly, headlong], fall down, go to ruin; ruere, corruere
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  • Ic hreóse ruo; tó hreósenne

    ruiturus,

    • Ælfc. Gr. 28
    • ;
    • Som. 30, 54.
  • His weorc hrýst tó micclum lyre

    his work falls to great perdition,

    • Homl. Th. i. 368, 25.
  • Ðá hrýsþ se stól nyðer

    then the throne falls down,

    • L. I. P. 4
    • ;
    • Th. ii. 308, 2.
  • On hærfest hrést and fealuwaþ

    in autumn it falls and fades,

    • Bt. Met. Fox 11, 116
    • ;
    • Met. 11, 58.
  • Twegen unþeáwas hreósaþ on ǽnne man

    duorum vitiorum languor irruit,

    • Past. 62, 1
    • ;
    • Swt. 457, 9.
  • Wongas hreósaþ

    the plains shall sink away,

    • Exon. 19 b
    • ;
    • Th. 51, 5
    • ;
    • Cri. 811.
  • Hreósaþ tóbrocene burgweallas,

    • 22 a
    • ;
    • Th. 60, 30
    • ;
    • Cri. 977.
  • Hreósaþ heofonsteorran

    the stars of heaven shall fall,

    • 23 a
    • ;
    • Th. 64, 27
    • ;
    • Cri. 1044.
  • Ðǽr ne hægl ne hrím hreósaþ tó foldan,

    • 56 b
    • ;
    • Th. 201, 23
    • ;
    • Ph. 60.
  • Heofon and eorþe hreósaþ tógadore

    heaven and earth shall rush together,

    • Andr. Kmbl. 2875
    • ;
    • An. 1440.
  • Ne hreósaþ hí tó hrusan hearde gebíged

    non est ruina maceriæ,

    • Ps. Th. 143, 8.
  • Swá ðæt hé hreás and feóll on eorþan

    ita ut corruens in terram,

    • Bd. 4, 31
    • ;
    • S. 610, 13.
  • Gomela Scylfing hreás blác

    the aged Scylfing fell down pale,

    • Beo. Th. 4969
    • ;
    • B. 2488: 5654
    • ;
    • B. 2831.
  • Hie hrúron gáre wunde

    they fell wounded by the spear,

    • 2153
    • ;
    • B. 1074.
  • Hruron him teáras

    tears fell from him,

    • 3749
    • ;
    • B. 1872.
  • Hie onweg hruron

    they plunged away [of the creatures on the top of the water which sank to the bottom on the appearance of Beowulf and his companions ],

    • 2865
    • ;
    • B. 1430
    • :
    • Andr. Kmbl. 3199
    • ;
    • An. 1602.
  • Ðæt se swá stronglíce hrure on ða circan

    that it [the wind] beat so strongly on the church,

    • Shrn. 81, 22.
  • Hreósan under heolstorhofu,

    • Elen. Kmbl. 1525
    • ;
    • El. 764
    • :
    • Exon. 28 b
    • ;
    • Th. 86, 25
    • ;
    • Cri. 1413.
  • Gesihþ hreósan hrím and snáw,

    • 77 a
    • ;
    • Th. 289, 14
    • ;
    • Wand. 48.
  • Hit hreósan wile sígan sond æfter réne,

    • Bt. Met. Fox 7, 44
    • ;
    • Met. 7, 22.
  • Hió is má hreósende for ealddóme ðonne of ǽniges cyninges niéde

    magis imbecillitate propriæ senectutis quam alienis concussæ viribus contremiscunt,

    • Ors. 2, 4
    • ;
    • Swt. 76, 2.
  • Ðý læs cild sý hreósende ðæt is fylleseóc

    lest a child be falling, that is, be ill of the falling sickness [epilepsy ],

    • L. Med. ex Quadr. 5, 12
    • ;
    • Lchdm. i. 350, 12.
  • Hríð hreósende

    the storm rushing,

    • Exon. 78 a
    • ;
    • Th. 292, 20
    • ;
    • Wand. 102.
  • Ongeán ðam hreósendum treówe

    towards the falling tree,

    • Homl. Th. ii. 508, 35.
  • Synt swíðe hreósende ðás gesǽlþa

    these goods are very perishable,

    • Bt. 11, 2
    • ;
    • Fox 34, 22.
Etymology
[
Laym. reosen; p. rees; pl. ruren
:
Icel. hrjósa to shudder.
]
Derived forms
á-, be-, ge-, of-, ofer-, on-, tó-hreósan
Linked entries
v.  ge-hríst hreósende hrést hrurol.
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