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gripe

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
gripe, es; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§386;
Gripe, grip, grasp, hold, clutch, seizure: pugillus, prehensio, captus
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  • Se gripe ðære hand

    pugillus,

      Ælfc. Gl. 72; Som. 71, 1; Wrt. Voc. 43.
  • Gripe

    pugilla,

      Recd. 38, 72; Wrt. Voc. 64, 75.
  • Eorþ-gráp heard gripe hrusan

    earth's grasp, the fast hold of the ground,

      Exon. 124 a; Th. 476, 15; Ruin. 8.
  • Gripe méces oððe gáres fliht

    the falchion's clutch or the javelin's flight,

      Beo. Th. 3534; B. 1735: Andr. Kmbl. 373; An. 187: Exon. 67 b; Th. 250, 10; Jul. 125.
  • Of gromra gripe

    from the cruel ones' clutch,

      Exon. 68 b; Th. 255, 16; Jul. 215: 71 b; Th. 265, 34; Jul. 391: Salm. Kmbl. 97; Sal. 48: Elen. Kmbl. 2601; El. 1302: Andr. Kmbl. 433; An. 217: 1901; An. 953.
  • For mínum gripe

    for my grasp,

      Exon. 126 a; Th. 484, 11; Rä. 70, 6: Beo. Th. 2300; B. 1148.
  • Staþole strengra ðonne ealra stána gripe

    stronger in position than the hold of all stones,

      Salm. Kmbl. 154; Sal. 76.
Etymology
[Laym. gripen; pl. grasps: cf. O. H. Ger. grif: Ger. griff.]
Derived forms
DER. fǽr-, mund-, níð-, stán-, sweord-gripe.
Linked entries
v.  greóp.
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Word-wheel

  • gripe, n.