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EtymologyEdit

From an idiomatic command sequence in the qed and ed text editors: ‘g/re/p’, meaning: globally search for a regular expression and print.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

grep

  1. A program which selects lines in a file which match a given pattern.

VerbEdit

grep (third-person singular simple present greps, present participle grepping, simple past and past participle grepped)

  1. To use a program such as grep to search in a file.
  2. By extension, to search anything (perhaps a paper document by eye).

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *grep- 'hook', from *gremb- (crooked, uneven), ultimately from *ger- (to turn, bend, twist) (cf. English grapple, Old French grape, grappe, crape (hook), Norwegian grep (grasp)). Alternatively a contraction of variant gërepë, from archaic and dialectal gërjepë, from Proto-Albanian *ga-repa, from *repa ‘to peel, tear off’ (modern rrjep). More at rrjep[1].

NounEdit

grep m

  1. hook, fishhook

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “grep”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 123

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the verb gripe

NounEdit

grep n (definite singular grepet, indefinite plural grep, definite plural grepa or grepene)

  1. a grasp, grip.

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

grep

  1. simple past of gripe.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb gripe

NounEdit

grep n (definite singular grepet, indefinite plural grep, definite plural grepa)

  1. a grasp, grip.

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse greip, from Proto-Germanic *graipō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

grep c

  1. garden fork, graip – a tool, resembling a pitchfork but where both handle and prongs are shorter and sturdier, and which is used more for digging than lifting

DeclensionEdit

Declension of grep 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative grep grepen grepar greparna
Genitive greps grepens grepars greparnas

VerbEdit

grep

  1. past tense of gripa.