grece

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See also: Grece, Grèce, and Grêce

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French grez, greis et al., plural of gre (gree) taken as a collective singular.

Noun[edit]

grece (plural greces)

  1. (obsolete) A flight of stairs.
  2. (obsolete, in the plural) Steps, stairs.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.XVII, Ch.xviij:
      Sir said they a merueyllous aduentur / that may not be broughte vnto none ende / but by hym that passeth of bounte and of knyhthode al them of the round table / I wold sayd Galahad that ye wold lede me ther to / Gladly sayd they / and soo ledde hym tyl a caue / and he went doune vpon gresys / and cam nyghe the tombe

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

grece f (oblique plural greces, nominative singular grece, nominative plural greces)

  1. fat (fatty material)
  2. grease

Descendants[edit]