greve etymology

Middle English word greve comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreb-, Proto-Germanic *grabaną (To dig. To engrave, scratch.), Proto-Celtic *grāwā (Gravel, pebbles.), Old Norse greifi, Old English græfe

Detailed word origin of greve

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰreb- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to dig, scrape, bury
*grabaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To dig. To engrave, scratch.
*grāwā Proto-Celtic (cel-pro) Gravel, pebbles.
greifi Old Norse (non)
græfe Old English (ang)
*grawa Gaulish (cel-gau)
*grōbō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Hole, ditch, pit.
grava Latin (lat)
grēfa Old English (ang)
greve Old French (fro)
grayve Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as greve

Descendants of *gʰreb-
grope groupe grupe
Descendants of *grabaną
begraven grafe graven greyve grofe groof grov grove
Descendants of *grāwā
grauel gravel grayve gryve