Galician

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese grey, gree, from Latin grex. Doublet of grea.[1]

Cognate with Portuguese grei and Spanish grey.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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grei f (plural greis)

  1. association, society (group of people)
  2. (Christianity) parish (members of a church's congregation)
  3. (historical) group of vassals or subjects
  4. (literary) nation

References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “grey”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “grey”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • grei” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • grei” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  1. ^ Joan Coromines, José A. Pascual (1983–1991) “grey”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse greiðr, cognate Icelandic greiður.

Adjective

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grei (masculine and feminine grei, neuter greit, definite singular and plural greie, comparative greiere, indefinite superlative greiest, definite superlative greieste)

  1. straight, easy
  2. clear, plain, obvious, straightforward
  3. nice, kind, good, good-natured

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Old Norse greiðr, cognate Icelandic greiður.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɡrɛɪː/, [ɡrɛ̝ɪ̯ː], [ɡræɪ̯ː], [ɡra̝ɪ̯ː]

Adjective

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grei (masculine and feminine grei, neuter greitt, definite singular and plural greie, comparative greiare, indefinite superlative greiast, definite superlative greiaste)

  1. simple, easy; straightforward
    Dette var ei grei oppgåve
    This was an easy task
  2. practical; useful, good; OK
    Er denne organiseringa grei?
    Is this setup good?
    Det er ikkje greitt
    It is not OK
  3. nice, kind
    Dei er greie personar.
    They are nice people.

Verb

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grei

  1. imperative of greia

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Portuguese

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin gregem.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: grei

Noun

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grei f (plural greis)

  1. small flock of livestock
  2. (figuratively) association; society (group of people)
  3. (Christianity) parish (members of a church's congregation)
  4. (historical) group of vassals or subjects
  5. (obsolete) a people

Romanian

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Pronunciation

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  • Audio:(file)

Adjective

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grei

  1. nominative/accusative/genitive/dative indefinite masculine plural of greu

Traveller Norwegian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Inherited from Romani grast. Compare Kalo Finnish Romani grai.

Noun

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grei

  1. a horse
  2. a male horse