grædig

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz, from *grēduz (hunger), equivalent to grǣd +‎ -iġ. Cognate with Old Saxon gradag, Old High German gratag, Old Norse gráðugr (Danish grådig), Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌴𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 (grēdags, hungry).

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Adjective[edit]

grǣdiġ

  1. (very) hungry, ravenous
  2. greedy, covetous

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  • Middle English: gredy, grediȝ, grædie
    • English: greedy
      • Sranan Tongo: gridi
    • Scots: gredy, gredie