grace etymology

English word grace comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷr̥H-, Latin ago

Detailed word origin of grace

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷr̥H- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ago Latin (lat) (of offerings) I slay, kill (as a sacrifice). (of plants) I put forth, sprout, extend. (of time) I pass, spend. I accomplish, manage, achieve. I chase, pursue. I discuss, plead, deliberate. I do, act, make, behave. I drive at, pursue (a course of action). I drive, conduct. I guide, govern, administer. I perform, transact. I push, move, impel. I rob, steal, plunder, carry off. I stir up, [...]
gratias agere Latin (lat)
grace Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Grace; favor. Grace; gracefulness; elegance.
grace Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
grace English (eng) (card games) A special move in a solitaire or patience game that is normally against the rules.. (countable) Short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.. (finance) An allowance of time granted for a debtor during which he is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.. (not countable) Charming, pleasing qualities.. (not countable) Elegant movement; poise or [...]

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