See also: grab

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German grap, from Old High German grap, from Proto-Germanic *grabą, *grabō (grave, trench, ditch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ- (to dig, scratch, scrape). Related to graben (to dig).

Compare Low German Graf, Graff, Dutch graf, English grave, Danish grav, Icelandic gröf, Serbo-Croatian grȍb and groblje (grave), Czech and Slovak hrob (grave).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁaːp/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ɡʁap/ (variant in Low German areas; but inflected forms always with a long vowel)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːp, -ap

NounEdit

Grab n (genitive Grabs or Grabes, plural Gräber, diminutive Gräbchen n or Gräblein n or Gräbelein n)

  1. grave
    • 1844, Heinrich Heine, "Tragödie III", in Neue Gedichte.
      Auf ihrem Grab da steht eine Linde, / drin pfeifen die Vögel und Abendwinde, / und drunter sitzt, auf dem grünen Platz, / der Müllersknecht mit seinem Schatz.
      Upon your grave there stands a linden wherein whistle the fowls and evening-wind, and thereunder sits upon the green square the miller's servant with his care.
  2. tomb

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Further readingEdit

  • Grab in Duden online

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From grab (hornbeam).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Grab m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

DeclensionEdit

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.