Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A reeve; a steward.
  • An obsolete spelling of grieve.

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

  • noun See grieve, an overseer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A reeve; steward.
  • noun Armor for the shins, and occasionally the tops of the feet.

Etymologies

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From Middle English gryve, grayve, from Old Norse greifi ("a count, earl, steward"), akin to Swedish and Danish greve ("a count, earl"), Old English ġerēfa ("reeve"). More at reeve.

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From Middle English greve, grayve, from Old French greve ("shin"), of unknown origin.

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