grève

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

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grève f (plural grèves)

  1. bank (of a river); shore
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  • (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.

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grève f (plural grèves)

  1. strike (cessation of work)
    En raison de la grève, il nous faudra prendre le train.
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grève f (plural grèves)

  1. beach