See also: Grifo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Spanish grifa.

NounEdit

grifo (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Cannabis.
    • 1972, United States. Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, Marihuana: a Signal of Misunderstanding (page 484)
      [] the smoking in cigarettes or pipes of marihuana or grifo. Its use is as demoralizing as the use of narcotics. Smoking grifo is quite prevalent along the Oregon Short Line Railroad; and Idaho has no law to cope with the use and spread []
    • 2017, Marcelo Mendoza, Robert L. Barnes, El Gato Negro: Escaping Thirteen Deaths (volume IV, page 657)
      The operator was a man who liked to smoke grifo. Just my luck that day, my friend backpack happened to have a good supply of what I needed to sell to him.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin grȳphus, gryps, from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grúps).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡri.fo/
  • Rhymes: -ifo
  • Hyphenation: grì‧fo

NounEdit

grifo m (plural grifi)

  1. griffin
  2. snout

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Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin gryphus.

NounEdit

grīfo m

  1. griffin

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German:

PortugueseEdit

 grifo on Portuguese Wikipedia
 
grifo

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese grifo, from Latin grȳphus, gryps, from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grúps).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾi.fu/, [ˈɡɾi.fu]

  • Hyphenation: gri‧fo

NounEdit

grifo m (plural grifos)

  1. griffin
  2. (heraldry) griffin
  3. Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
  4. monkey wrench

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin grȳphus, gryps, from Ancient Greek γρύψ (grúps).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾifo/, [ˈɡɾi.fo]
  • (file)

NounEdit

grifo m (plural grifos)

  1. tap, faucet (device used to dispense liquids)
  2. (Peru) petrol station, garage, filling station, gas station, service station
    Synonyms: gasolinera, estación de servicio, (Chile) bencinera, (Mexico) gasolinería, (Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela) bomba
  3. griffin
  4. (heraldry) griffin

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AdjectiveEdit

grifo (feminine grifa, masculine plural grifos, feminine plural grifas)

  1. (colloquial) intoxicated (by alcohol, cannabis)

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