grame

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English grame, gram, grome, from Old English grama (rage, anger, trouble, devil, demon), from Proto-Germanic *gramô (anger), *gramaz (fiend, enemy), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrem- (to rub, grind, scrape). Cognate with Middle Low German gram (anger), German Gram (grief, sorrow), Old Danish gram (devil), Icelandic gramir, gröm (fiends, demons). Related to gram (angry, adj), grim.

Noun[edit]

grame (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Anger; wrath; scorn; bitterness; repugnance.
  2. (obsolete) Sorrow; grief; misery.
    • 1548, Smyth & Dame, 218:
      Age doth me mvche grame.
    • c. 1557 (published), Thomas Wyatt, And Wilt Thou Leave me Thus?, lines 3 and 4:
      To save thee from the blame / Of all my grief and grame.
    • 1872, Rossetti, Staff & Scrip, Poems (ed. 6), 49:
      God's strength shall be my trust, / Fall it to good or grame / 'Tis in his name.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English gramen, gramien, from Old English gramian, gremian (to anger, enrage), from Proto-Germanic *gramjaną (to grill, vex, irritate, grieve), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrem- (to rub, grind, scrape). Cognate with German grämen (to grieve), Danish græmme (to grieve), Swedish gräma (to grieve, mortify, vex).

Verb[edit]

grame (third-person singular simple present grames, present participle graming, simple past and past participle gramed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To vex; grill; make angry or sorry.
    • 1888, Henry Macaulay Fitzgibbon, Early English and Scottish Poetry, 1250-1600, page 235:
      Men may leave all games, / That sailën to St James; / For many a man it grames / When they begin to sail.
      For when they have take the sea, / At Sandwich, or at Winchelsea, / At Bristol, or where that it may be, / Their hearts begin to fail.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To grieve; to be sorry; to fret; to be vexed or displeased.
    • 1526, Skelton, Magnyf. (1864):
      The crane and the curlewe thereat gan to grame.
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grame f

  1. feminine plural of gramo

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