grippe etymology

French word grippe comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrib-, Frankish *hrampōn, Frankish *rampon, Spanish gripper, and later Proto-Germanic *grīpaną (To grab, grasp.)

Detailed word origin of grippe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰrib- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*hrampōn Frankish (frk)
*rampon Frankish (frk)
gripper Spanish (spa)
*grīpaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grab, grasp.
*grīpan Frankish (frk)
grīpan Frankish (frk)
*gripan Frankish (frk) To grasp, grab.
ramper Old French (fro) To climb; to ascend; to go up.
*gripper Old French (fro)
ramper French (fra) To crawl, worm (along); to creep.
grippe French (fra) Influenza; flu.

Words with the same origin as grippe

Descendants of *gʰrib-
antigrippal grimper grimpeur grippal gripper
Descendants of *hrampōn
rampant ramper