See also: Greve, grevé, and grève

DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German grēve, from Proto-West Germanic *garāfijō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡreːvə/, [ˈɡ̊ʁæːʋə], [ˈɡ̊ʁæːʊ]

NounEdit

greve c (singular definite greven, plural indefinite grever)

  1. count (a nobleman, of the highest rank in Denmark, since 1849 without privileges; equivalent to a British earl)

Usage notesEdit

  • When used with a name, the short variant grev is preferred, e.g. grev Ingolf.

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *grevis, from Latin gravis (later influenced by its antonym levis), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷréh₂us. Doublet of grave.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

greve (plural grevi)

  1. heavy
  2. coarse, vulgar

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • greve in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German grēve and Old Norse greifi.

NounEdit

greve m (definite singular greven, indefinite plural grever, definite plural grevene)

  1. a count or earl (nobleman)

Usage notesEdit

In titles greve takes the form grev.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German grēve and Old Norse greifi.

NounEdit

greve m (definite singular greven, indefinite plural grevar, definite plural grevane)

  1. a count or earl (nobleman)

Usage notesEdit

In titles greve takes the form grev.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

French grève

NounEdit

greve f (plural greves)

  1. strike (workers)

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

greve f pl

  1. indefinite plural of grevă
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of grevă

SwedishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German grēve. Cognate to Danish greve and English reeve.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

greve c (feminine grevinna)

  1. count (the male ruler of a county)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of greve 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative greve greven grevar grevarna
Genitive greves grevens grevars grevarnas

Derived termsEdit


YolaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English grove, from Old English grāf.

NounEdit

greve

  1. a grove, small wood

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

greve

  1. wealth, greed

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith