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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German grīs, from Old High German grīs, from Proto-Germanic *grīsaz (grey). Doublet of regional gries (grey). Also cognate with Dutch grijs, French gris.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁaɪ̯s/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯s

AdjectiveEdit

greis (comparative greiser, superlative am greisesten)

  1. (of a person) aged, very old, especially when decrepit or senile
    sein greiser Vaterhis aged father
  2. (of hair) grey (also generally implying very old age, not usually of people in their 40s or 50s)
    das greise Haupt seines Vatershis father’s grey-haired head

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NounEdit

greis f (genitive singular greise, plural greisean)

  1. while, moment, short time

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