One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Endure (something burdensome or painful)‘he dreed pain and dolour’
- ‘The work of strife he dreed.’
- ‘He dreed his penance age by age.’
dree one's weird
archaic Submit to one's destiny.
- ‘"He dreed his weird," said Mrs. McLane indifferently.’
- ‘And withal she dreed her weird with a lofty courage.’
Old English drēogan, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse drýgja ‘practise, perpetrate’.
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