gru

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See also: GRU

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grue (to dread), from Low German grue, from Middle Low German gruwen, from Proto-Germanic *grūwijaną, perhaps ultimately an imitative derivative of Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰers- (to bristle)[1], or instead from *gʰer- (to rub, stroke, grind).[2].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡruː/, [ɡ̊ʁuːˀ]

Noun[edit]

gru c (singular definite gruen, not used in plural form)

  1. horror

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Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

gru

  1. imperative of grue

References[edit]

  1. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “gruwen”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute
  2. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 460

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French gru, from Frankish *grūt. Cognate with English grout, groats.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gru m (uncountable)

  1. (Louisiana) grits
    Défunte mémère faisait du gru avec le maïs que tu moulais, et alle faisait du bon gru avec ça.My late grandmother used to make grits with the corn you would grind up, and she made good grits with that.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Dictionary of Louisiana French: As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities (2009; →ISBN; →ISBN)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grūs, gruem (crane), from *gr̥h₂ú-, from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂- (to cry hoarsely).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡru/*
  • Rhymes: -u
  • Hyphenation: grù

Noun[edit]

gru f (invariable)

  1. crane (bird)
  2. crane (machinery)

Proper noun[edit]

Gru f

  1. (astronomy) Grus (constellation)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gru f (definite singular grua, uncountable)

  1. dread, horror

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Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gru f

  1. crane