greking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently derived from Old Norse grýja ‎(dawn); but compare Dutch krieken.

Noun[edit]

greking ‎(plural not attested)

  1. (obsolete) The break (of day); dawn.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book V:
      And in the grekynge of the day Sir Gawayne hente his hors wondyrs for to seke.