from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To be frightened; to shudder with fear.
- n. A shiver, a shudder
- adj. Of an object, green when first observed before a specified time or blue when first observed after that time.
- adj. Green or blue, as a translation from languages such as Welsh that do not distinguish between these hues.
- n. Any byproduct of a gruesome event, i.e. gore, viscera, entrails, blood and guts.
- n. A fictional predator that dwells in the dark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shiver; shudder; feel horror.
- (impersonal) To pain; grieve.
From Middle English gruen. Probably from Middle Low German gruwen or Middle Dutch gruwen (Dutch gruwen), both from Proto-Germanic *grūwijanan. (Wiktionary)
Blend of green and blue. Coined by Nelson Goodman to illustrate concepts in the philosophy of science. (Wiktionary)
Back-formation from gruesome. (Wiktionary)
Probably from gruesome; first used in Jack Vance's Dying Earth universe, but popularized by the text-based computer game Zork (1980). (Wiktionary)