Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See gram.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Anger; wrath; scorn.
  • noun obsolete Sorrow; grief; misery.

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  • verb transitive, obsolete To vex; grill; make angry or sorry.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To grieve; be sorry.
  • noun obsolete Anger; wrath; scorn; bitterness; repugnance.
  • noun obsolete Sorrow; grief; misery.

Etymologies

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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").

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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.

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