From Proto-Indo-European *gʷerH- (“to welcome, greet, praise”). Cognates include Latin grātus (“welcome”), Old Church Slavonic жрьти (žrĭti, “to sacrifice”) and Old Prussian girtwei (“to praise”).
गृणाति (gṛṇā́ti) (cl.9 P. Ā., root √gṝ)
- to call, call out to, invoke (RV., AV., ŚBr. IV, Bhag. XI, 21)
- to announce, proclaim (RV.)
- to mention with praise, praise, extol (RV., BhP. XI, 13, 41, Bhaṭṭ. VIII, 77)
- to pronounce, recite (MBh., VII, 1754, Ragh. BhP. I, 1, 14)
- to relate, teach in verses (Gaṇit. i, 4, 5)
- Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0363