grou

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Adjective[edit]

grou (attributive grou or groue, comparative grouer, superlative grouste)

  1. grey, ash-coloured; dull white; dull black
    Die grou môrelig
    The ash-coloured/grey morning light.
  2. very old and long ago
    Dis in die groue verlede.
    It is in the distant past.
  3. sombre, sad, sorrowful, bleak
    Die toekoms lyk grou.
    The future looks bleak.
  4. monotonous, humdrum

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Verb[edit]

grou (present grou, present participle grouende, past participle gegrou)

  1. to dig
  2. to rummage or to search for something either for the sake of finding something or out of curiosity

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin grūs, gruem (crane) (possibly through a Vulgar Latin *gruum).

Noun[edit]

grou m (plural grous)

  1. crane (bird)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese [Term?], from Latin grūs, gruem (crane) (possibly through a Vulgar Latin *gruum), from *gr̥h₂ú-, from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂- (to cry hoarsely).

Noun[edit]

grou m (plural grous, feminine grua, feminine plural gruas)

  1. crane (large, long-legged and long-necked birds)

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