See also: grava, gravá, and gravà

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish grava, græva, from Old Norse grafa, from Proto-Germanic *grabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ-.

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  • (file)

VerbEdit

gräva (present gräver, preterite grävde, supine grävt, imperative gräv)

  1. to dig, to excavate; to move earth out of the way
    • 1541, Gustav Vasa Bible, Genesis (Första Mosebok), 26:19
      Groffuo ock Jsaacs tienare j dalenom, och funno ther en brunn medh leffuandes watn.
      (pre-1906 spelling) Grofvo ock Isaacs tjenare i dalenom, och funno der en brunn med lefvandes vatten.
      And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
  2. (colloquial, journalism) investigate
    grävande journalistikinvestigative journalism

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