gre

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See also: GRE, gré, and grę

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

gre

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2/B language code for Greek.

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

gre (plural gres)

  1. Obsolete form of gree.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French gré (step), from Latin gradus. The senses related to success are potentially from Scottish Gaelic gré.

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Noun[edit]

gre (plural gres)

  1. A step, gree or rung; a part of a staircase or ladder.
  2. A stage or level as part of a scale; a level of a discontinuous scale.
  3. A degree or extent; a level of a continuous scale.
  4. Social or professional standing or status; one's position in society or a subset of it.
  5. A degree or generation of ancestry; a stage in one's family history.
  6. Success, winning or achievement in battle or sport.
  7. (geometry) An angular measurement amounting to 1/360 of a circle.
  8. (rare) A degree (educational qualification handed out by tertiary institutions)
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: gree (obsolete)
  • Scots: gree
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French gré (goodwill), from Latin grātum, a noun from Latin grātus.

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Noun[edit]

gre (uncountable)

  1. A favourable or good attitude; goodwill, kindness.
    • Late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Man of Law's Tale:
      And notified is þurȝout þe toun / Þat every wiȝt, wiþ greet devocioun, / Sholde preyen Crist þat he þis mariage / Recyve in gree and spede þis viage.
  2. Satisfaction, compensation, understanding.
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: gree (archaic)
  • Scots: gree (obsolete)
References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

gre

  1. Alternative form of green

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grīsaz. Compare Mooring gra, Heligolandic grai, Föhr and Wiedingharde grä.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ɡrɛ/

Adjective[edit]

gre

  1. (Sylt) grey

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English grey.

Adjective[edit]

gre

  1. grey

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *gregis (compare Old Irish graig (horses)); cognate with Latin grex.

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Noun[edit]

gre f (plural greoedd)

  1. stud (of horses), flock, herd
    Synonyms: haid, gyr, praidd, diadell

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gre re ngre unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.