h gregory

Gregory

[greg-uh-ree]
noun
1.
Lady Augusta (Isabella Augusta Persse) 1852–1932, Irish dramatist.
2.
Horace, 1898–1982, U.S. poet and critic.
3.
James, 1638–75, Scottish mathematician.
4.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “watchful.”
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Gregory (ˈɡrɛɡərɪ)
 
n
Lady (Isabella) Augusta (Persse). 1852--1932, Irish dramatist; a founder and director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

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Gregory
male proper name, common in England and Scotland by 1143 (Gregory I sent the men who converted the English to Christianity), from L. Gregorius, from Gk. gregorios, a derivative of gregoros "to be watchful," from PIE base *ger- "to be awake" (cf. Skt. jagarti "he is awake," Avestan agarayeiti "wakes
up, rouses"). At times confused with L. gregarius (see gregarious).
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