graag

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gradig (desirous, willing), from Old Dutch *grādag (desirous, hungry), from Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz (hungry), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰAredʰ-, *gʰArdʰ-, *gʰrēdʰ- (to be hungry, long for). Cognate with Old Saxon grādag (hungry), Old High German grātag (greedy, thirsty, gaping), Old English grǣdig (greedy, hungry, covetous, eager). More at greedy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

graag (comparative liever, superlative liefst)

  1. willingly, gladly (meaning that the subject enjoys doing the action of the verb)
    Ik loop graag op het strand.
    I like to go walking on the beach.

Interjection[edit]

graag

  1. please (when being offered something)

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German graw, from Old Saxon grao, from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (compare German Low German grau, Dutch grauw, German grau, Old Norse grár), from Pre-Germanic *ĝrēu̯o, from Proto-Indo-European *ĝher- 'to shine, glow' (compare Latin rāvus 'grey', Old Church Slavonic zirjǫ 'to see, glance', Russian zreti 'to see', Lithuanian žeriù 'to shine'). See also grauw.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

graag (comparative gräger, superlative gräägst)

  1. grey

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