grædig

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz, from *grēduz (hunger). Cognate with Old Saxon gradag, Old High German gratag, Old Norse gráðugr (Danish grådig), Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌴𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 (grēdags, hungry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grǣdiġ

  1. (very) hungry, ravenous
  2. greedy, covetous

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative grǣdiġa grǣdiġe grǣdiġe grǣdiġan nom. grǣdiġ grǣdiġ grǣdiġu grǣdiġe grǣdiġu, -e grǣdiġa, -e
accusative grǣdiġan grǣdiġe grǣdiġan acc. grǣdiġne grǣdiġ grǣdiġe grǣdiġe grǣdiġu, -e grǣdiġa, -e
genitive grǣdiġan grǣdiġra, grǣdiġena gen. grǣdiġes grǣdiġes grǣdiġre grǣdiġra
dative grǣdiġan grǣdiġum dat. grǣdiġum grǣdiġum grǣdiġre grǣdiġum
instrumental grǣdiġe


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