Definitions

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  • n. Anger; wrath; scorn; bitterness; repugnance.
  • n. Sorrow; grief; misery.
  • v. To vex; grill; make angry or sorry.
  • v. To grieve; be sorry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anger; wrath; scorn.
  • n. Sorrow; grief; misery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See gram.

Etymologies

From Middle English grame, gram, grome, from Old English grama ("rage, anger, trouble, devil, demon"), from Proto-Germanic *gramô (“anger”), *gramaz (“fiend, enemy”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrem- (“to rub, grind, scrape”). Cognate with Middle Low German gram ("anger"), German Gram ("grief, sorrow"), Old Danish gram ("devil"), Icelandic gramir, gröm ("fiends, demons"). Related to grim. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English gramen, gramien, from Old English gramian, gremian ("to anger, enrage"), from Proto-Germanic *gramjanan (“to grill, vex, irritate, grieve”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrem- (“to rub, grind, scrape”). Cognate with German grämen ("to grieve"), Danish græmme ("to grieve"), Swedish gräma ("to grieve, mortify, vex"). (Wiktionary)

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