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From Old Norse gráðugr. Compare to Old High German giri from Proto-Germanic *girį̄.


girig (comparative girigare, superlative girigast)

  1. greedy (having greed; consumed by selfish desires)
  2. (in some compounds) eager (to have something)


Inflection of girig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular girig girigare girigast
Neuter singular girigt girigare girigast
Plural giriga girigare girigast
Masculine plural3 girige girigare girigast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 girige girigare girigaste
All giriga girigare girigaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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