See also: Gras, GRAS, graś, grás, grãs, gräs, and Graś

Afrikaans edit

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From Dutch gras.

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  • (file)

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gras (plural grasse)

  1. grass

Alemannic German edit

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Etymology edit

From Middle High German gras, from Old High German gras, from Proto-West Germanic *gras, Proto-Germanic *grasą.

Cognate with German Gras, Dutch gras, English grass, Icelandic gras.

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gras n

  1. (Gressoney, Formazza) grass

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Aromanian edit

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From Vulgar Latin grassus, from Latin crassus. Compare Romanian gras.

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gras (feminine grasã, masculine plural grash, feminine plural grasi or grase)

  1. fat

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Catalan edit

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Inherited from Latin grassus, from Latin crassus.

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gras (feminine grassa, masculine plural grassos, feminine plural grasses)

  1. fat
  2. fatty

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Cimbrian edit

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  • grass (Luserna, Tredici Comuni)

Etymology edit

From Middle High German gras, from Old High German gras, from Proto-West Germanic *gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą. Cognate with German Gras, English grass.

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gras m (plural gréezar)

  1. (Sette Comuni) grass
    an hèttalle grasa blade of grass

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  • “gras” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo
  • Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Luserna / Lusérn: Le nostre parole / Ünsarne börtar / Unsere Wörter [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch gras, from Old Dutch *gras, from Proto-West Germanic *gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow). Doublet of gors.

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gras n (plural grassen, diminutive grasje n)

  1. grass
    Het gras is groen na de regen.
    The grass is green after the rain.
    Ik hou ervan om op het gras te liggen en naar de wolken te kijken.
    I love to lie on the grass and look at the clouds.
    Ze speelden voetbal op het gras.
    They played soccer on the grass.

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  • Afrikaans: gras
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: grasa
  • Jersey Dutch: x'rās, grās
  • Negerhollands: graas, gras
  • Sranan Tongo: grasi

Faroese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow).

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gras n (genitive singular gras, plural grøs)

  1. grass

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Declension of gras
n12 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative gras grasið grøs grøsini
accusative gras grasið grøs grøsini
dative grasi grasinum grøsum grøsunum
genitive gras grasins grasa grasanna

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French gras, from Vulgar Latin *grassus from Latin crassus; cf. also the Old French form cras. Doublet of crasse.

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  • IPA(key): /ɡʁa/, /ɡʁɑ/
  • (file)

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gras (feminine grasse, masculine plural gras, feminine plural grasses)

  1. fat
  2. (typography) bold

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gras m (plural gras)

  1. fat (animal tissue or substance resembling it)

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Friulian edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin grassus, from Latin crassus.

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gras

  1. fat

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gras

  1. singular imperative of grasen
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of grasen

Gothic edit

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gras

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐍂𐌰𐍃

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow).

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gras n (genitive singular grass, nominative plural grös)

  1. grass
    • Isaiah 40 (Icelandic, English)
      Heyr, einhver segir: "Kalla þú!" Og ég svara: "Hvað skal ég kalla?" "Allt hold er gras og allur yndisleikur þess sem blóm vallarins. Grasið visnar, blómin fölna, þegar Drottinn andar á þau. Sannlega, mennirnir eru gras. Grasið visnar, blómin fölna, en orð Guðs vors stendur stöðugt eilíflega."
      A voice says, "Cry out." And I said, "What shall I cry?" "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
  2. (in the plural) Icelandic moss
  3. (slang) grass, marijuana

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Etymology edit

From Old Dutch *gras, from Proto-West Germanic *gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow).

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gras n

  1. grass

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Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old English græs, from Proto-West Germanic *gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɡras/, /ɡraːs/, /ɡrɛːs/, /ɡrɛs/, /ɡɛrs/

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gras (plural grasses or gras)

  1. A grass (A plant in the family Poaceae or of similar appearance to those plants)
  2. Any plant; especially a herbaceous one; a herb.
  3. (medicine) A plant or herb reputed to have medicinal or curative properties.
  4. The lamina of a leaf or a leaf in general.
  5. Ground planted with grass; grassy land; a pasture or meadow.
  6. Fodder; grass used to feed animals (especially livestock).
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gras

  1. Alternative form of grace

Norman edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *grassus, from Latin crassus.

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gras m

  1. (Jersey) fat

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse gras (grass, herbage; herb (with special powers)), from Proto-Germanic *grasą (grass), from the root of *grōaną (to green, grow) and *grōniz (green), from Pre-Germanic *groh₁-ni-s, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁- (to grow (of plants)).

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gras n (definite singular graset, indefinite plural gras, definite plural grasa or grasene)

  1. alternative form of gress

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Old Norse gras. Akin to English grass.

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gras n (definite singular graset, indefinite plural gras, definite plural grasa)

  1. grass

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Old Norse edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *grasą, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰreh₁- (to grow).

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  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈɡrɑs/

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gras n (genitive grass, plural grǫs)

  1. grass, herbage
    • Vǫluspá, verse 3, lines 7-8, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 1:
      [] gap var ginnunga, / en gras hvergi.
      [] gap was of void, / but grass nowhere.
  2. (especially in the plural) a herb, usually with special powers
    • Stjórn 51, in 1862, C. R. Unger, Stjórn: gammelnorsk Bibelhistorie: fra Verdens Skabelse til det babyloniske Fangenskab. Christiania, page 175:
      [] fann hann þau grös sem manndragore heita, []
      [] he found the herb that was called mandrake, []

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References edit

  • gras in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • gras in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Old Saxon edit

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From Proto-West Germanic *gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow).

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gras n

  1. grass

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Romagnol edit

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From Late Latin grassŭs (fat), from Latin crassŭs (fat).

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gras (feminine grasa, masculine plural grës, feminine plural grasi)

  1. fat

Romanian edit

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Inherited from Vulgar Latin *grassus, from Latin crassus. Doublet of cras.

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gras m or n (feminine singular grasă, masculine plural grași, feminine and neuter plural grase)

  1. fat

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Tok Pisin edit

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Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From English grass.

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gras

  1. grass; vegetation
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 1:11:
      Bihain God i tok olsem, “Graun i mas kamapim ol kain kain diwai na gras na kaikai samting.”
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    • Then God said "The land must give forth all kinds of trees and grass and foodstuffs."
  2. fur, hair

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Welsh edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English grace, from Old French grace, from Latin grātia.

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gras m or f (plural grasau or grasusau)

  1. grace, favour
  2. forgiveness, pardon
  3. beauty, charm
  4. (countable) grace (short prayer)

Derived terms edit

  • anras m (blight, evil)
  • gras Duw m (hedgehyssop)
  • grasus (gracious, adjective)

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gras ras ngras unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “gras”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies