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drifan

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *driƀan. Cognate with Old Saxon drīƀan (Dutch drijven), Old High German trīban (German treiben), Old Norse drífa (Swedish driva), Gothic 𐌳𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈdriːvɑn/

Verb

drīfan (class I strong: third-person sg present drīfeþ, third-person sg preterite drāf, preterite plural drifon, past participle (ġe)drifen)

  1. to force, drive (back), push

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