gronen

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English grānian, from Proto-Germanic *grainōną, a derivative of *grīnaną (a verb which didn't leave any descendants in Middle English).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrɔːnən/
  • (Early ME, Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈɡrɑːnən/

Verb[edit]

gronen

  1. To groan; to make a groaning or moaning sound:
    1. To groan or cry due to birth pangs.
    2. To groan as an animal; to make beastly calls.
  2. To mumble, especially to protest (compare modern English moan in semantics).
  3. To develop or have an illness or disease.
  4. (rare) To pass away; to suffer from death.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: groan
  • Scots: grane, grain

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