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  1. Obsolete spelling of grind
    • 1671, Anonymous, A Queens Delight[1]:
      Take of Linet two grains, of Musk three, of Ambergreece four, and the oyl of Bems a pretty quantity; grinde them all upon a Marble stone fit for that purpose; then with a brush or sponge rake them over, and it will sweeten them very well; your Gloves or Jerkins must first be washed in red Rose-water, and when they are almost dry, stretch them forth smooth, and lay on the Perfumes.
    • 1652, Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, Chocolate= or, An Indian Drinke[2]:
      The other is to warme the water; and then, when you have put it into a pot, or dish, as much Chocolate as you thinke fit, put in a little of the warme water, and then grinde it well with the molinet; and when it is well ground, put the rest of the warme water to it; and so drinke it with Sugar.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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grinde f

  1. intentness, keenness
  2. pleasantness, charm, grace
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱar, *ḱər ‎(to tie, bind together)


grinde m

  1. faggot, bundle
  2. (military) crowd, company, troop of soldiers
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Etymology 3[edit]


grinde needs gender

  1. Alternative form of grinne


Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
grinde grinde
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.




  1. dative singular of grinda
  2. locative singular of grinda