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Old word for epilepsy. Old Norse “brao-fall”=sudden fall. Found in Icelandic as “brotfall”=epileptic fit.

Crumbly, like cheese or earth. Chiefly Scottish dialect < ? “murr”=a fragment or morsel < ? same root as Icelandic “mor”=dust.

To drive with the cry ‘hurrish!’ or ‘hurroosh!’ ?Middle High German “hurren”=to whir; same as Norwegian “hurra,” Icelandic “hurr.”

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