gredy

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English grēdiġ, Anglian form of grǣdiġ, from Proto-Germanic *grēdagaz.

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Adjective[edit]

gredy (comparative gredier)

  1. Envious, greedy; lusting after wealth or lucre; displaying avarice or greed.
  2. Voracious, insatiable, tending to overeat or excessively eat (used of people and beasts)
  3. Overexcited; excessively eager or willing; displaying impulsiveness.
  4. (rare) Starving, hungry; requiring or necessitating nutrition.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: greedy
    • Sranan Tongo: gridi
  • Scots: gredy, gredie

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