Pe past dard
'to cower, shrink' (Modern English dare)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far darra, Norw darra, Sw darra
darian 'to lie still or hidden'
Phonological and morphological markers
One single lOE occurrence, and then fairly widespread in ME, though MED’s sense 3 (‘to be motionless, inactive, dispirited … be scared, tremble’, etc., which includes the two Gaw instances) is cited esp. often from alliterative contexts (inc. the KG and Harley 2253).
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 315, 2258; Pe 609, 839