grief etymology

English word grief comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷréh₂us (Heavy.), Proto-Italic *grāwis

Detailed word origin of grief

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷréh₂us Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Heavy.
*grāwis Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
grave(gravem|m) Latin (lat)
grief Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Pain; anguish; suffering Sad.
gref Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
grief English (eng) (online gaming) To deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially, to do this as one’s primary activity in the game. [from late 20th Century] (countable) Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.. Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, [...]

Words with the same origin as grief

Descendants of *gʷréh₂us
bar barrister bartender base blitz brutal brutality brute crowbar grave gravitational gravity grieve guru yahoo