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- 3 French
- 4 Ladin
- 5 Old French
- Suffering, hardship. [from early 13th c.]
- Pain of mind arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, bereavement, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness. [from early 14th c.]
- She was worn out from so much grief.
- The betrayal caused Jeff grief.
- (countable) Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.
- Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. -Isaiah 53:4
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- (online gaming) To deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially, to do this as one’s primary activity in the game. [from late 20th Century]
- grief in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- grief in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- grief at OneLook Dictionary Search
- (chiefly plural) grievance, axe to grind
grief m (plural griefs)
- “grief” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- gref (typically Anglo-Norman)
grief m (oblique and nominative feminine singular grieve)
late 12th century, anonymous, La Folie de Tristan d'Oxford, page 386 (of the Champion Classiques edition of Le Roman de Tristan, ↑ISBN, line 552:
- Mult ai le quer gref e marri.