grafe etymology

Middle English word grafe comes from Proto-Germanic *grabaną (To dig. To engrave, scratch.), Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ-

Detailed word origin of grafe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*grabaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To dig. To engrave, scratch.
*gʰrābʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to dig, scratch, scrape
*grabō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
græf Old English (ang) Grave.
grov Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as grafe

Descendants of *grabaną
begraven graven greve greyve grofe groof grov grove
Descendants of *gʰrābʰ-