grip pelike


noun Pathology, (formerly)

1770–80; < French, noun derivative of gripper to seize suddenly < Germanic; akin to grip, gripe

grippal, adjective
grippelike, adjective
postgrippal, adjective

grip, gripe, grippe. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
grippe or grip (ɡrɪp)
a former name for influenza
[C18: from French grippe, from gripper to seize, of Germanic origin; see grip1]
grip or grip
[C18: from French grippe, from gripper to seize, of Germanic origin; see grip1]

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Word Origin & History

1776, from Fr. grippe "influenza," originally "seizure," from gripper "to grasp, hook," of Frank. origin, from P.Gmc. *gripanan (see grip). Supposedly in reference to constriction of the throat felt by sufferers; the word spread through European languages after the influenza
epidemic during the Rus. occupation of Prussia in the Seven Years' War (c.1760).
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Medical Dictionary

grippe or grip (grĭp)
See influenza.

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