grippe

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See also: Grippe and grippé

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[18th Century] Borrowing from French grippe, from gripper (to seize), of Germanic origin; German greifen (to grip)

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grippe (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) Influenza, the flu (Wikipedia).
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 4, The Younger Set[1]:
      “Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins,” remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir ; poor little Eileen was now convalescent from grippe, but still unsteady on her legs ; … .

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grippe

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

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grippe f (plural grippes)

  1. influenza; flu

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grippe f (plural grippes)

  1. flu