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grippe

[grip] /grɪp/
noun, Pathology, (formerly)
1.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < French, noun derivative of gripper to seize suddenly < Germanic; akin to grip, gripe
Related forms
grippal, adjective
grippelike, adjective
postgrippal, adjective
Can be confused
grip, gripe, grippe.
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British Dictionary definitions for grippelike

grippe

/ɡrɪp/
noun
1.
a former name for influenza
Word Origin
C18: from French grippe, from gripper to seize, of Germanic origin; see grip1
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Word Origin and History for grippelike
grippe
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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grippelike in Medicine

grippe or grip (grĭp)
n.
See influenza.

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