- 1 English
- 2 Albanian
- 3 Norwegian Bokmål
- 4 Swedish
- To use a program such as grep to search in a file.
- By extension, to search anything (perhaps a paper document by eye).
- you can't grep dead trees: one can more easily search through digital media, using tools such as grep, than one can search through paper books (i.e., those made from dead trees)
Contraction of variant gërepë, from archaic and dialectal gërjepë, from Proto-Albanian *ga-repa, from *repa ‘to peel, tear off’ (modern rrjep). More at rrjep. Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *grep- 'hook', from *gremb- (“crooked, uneven”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to turn, bend, twist”) (cf. English grapple, Old French grappin (“hook”), from Old French grape, grappe, crape (“hook”), Norwegian grep (“grasp”)).
- hook, fishhook
- ^ “grep” in Vladimir Orel (1998), Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Ledien, Boston, Köln: Brill Academic Publishers, page 123
- A grasp.
- Past tense of gripe.
- garden fork, graip – a tool, resembling a pitchfork but where both handle and prongs are shorter and sturdier, and which is used more for digging than lifting
- past tense of gripa.