grijpen etymology

Dutch word grijpen comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrib-, and later Proto-Germanic *grīpaną (To grab, grasp.)

Detailed word origin of grijpen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰrib- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grīpaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To grab, grasp.
gripan Old Dutch (odt) To seize, grasp.
*gripan Frankish (frk) To grasp, grab.
grīpan Old Dutch (odt)
gripen Middle Dutch (dum) To attack, to overwhelm. To grab. To understand.
grijpen Dutch (nld) (transitive) to grab.

Words with the same origin as grijpen

Descendants of *gʰrib-
aangrijpen begrijpen gribbelen griep grijpgraag