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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German grūwen.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

grauen

  1. inflection of grau:
    1. strong genitive masculine/neuter singular
    2. weak/mixed genitive/dative all-gender singular
    3. strong/weak/mixed accusative masculine singular
    4. strong dative plural
    5. weak/mixed all-case plural

VerbEdit

grauen (third-person singular simple present graut, past tense graute, past participle gegraut, auxiliary haben)

  1. (impersonal, + dative) to cause terror
    Mir graut es schon vor der Prüfung.
    I am already terrified by the exam.
  2. (reflexive) to be terrified
    Ich graue mich vor der morgigen Prüfung.
    I am already terrified by tomorrow's exam.
  3. (intransitive, of the morning) to break
  4. to become grey
    Sein Fell graut.His fur is turning grey.

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