griffe

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See also: Griffe and griffé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French.

Noun[edit]

griffe (plural griffes)

  1. (US, dialectal, dated) The offspring of a mulatto (person of mixed black and white ancestry) and a person of fully black ancestry.
  2. (US, dialectal, dated) A mulatto.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French < Old French < Latin gryphus, from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grúps).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

griffe f (plural griffes)

  1. claw
  2. talon
  3. scratch mark

Verb[edit]

griffe

  1. first-person singular present indicative of griffer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of griffer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of griffer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of griffer
  5. second-person singular imperative of griffer

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

griffe

  1. First-person singular subjunctive II of greifen.
  2. Third-person singular subjunctive II of greifen.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French

Noun[edit]

griffe f (invariable)

  1. designer label