grève

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See also: greve, Greve, and grevé

French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *grava (attested in Mediaeval Latin), of pre-Latin origin.

Noun[edit]

grève f (plural grèves)

  1. bank (of a river); shore, strand
Synonyms[edit]
  • (bank; shore): rive

Etymology 2[edit]

Named after Place de Grève on the banks of the Seine in Paris (now Place de l'Hôtel de Ville), where unemployed workers would gather. Place de Grève means “flat area covered with gravel or sand”. Etymology: see above.

Noun[edit]

grève f (plural grèves)

  1. strike (cessation of work)
    En raison de la grève, il nous faudra prendre le train.
    Because of the strike, we will need to take the train.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

grève f (plural grèves)

  1. greave

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Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *grava (attested in Medieval Latin; compare French grève), of pre-Latin origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

grève f (plural grèves)

  1. (France, Jersey) beach

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