Sir george grove

Grove

[grohv]
noun
1.
Sir George, 1820–1900, English musicologist.
2.
Robert Moses ("Lefty") 1900–75, U.S. baseball player.
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grove (ɡrəʊv)
 
n
1.  a small wooded area or plantation
2.  a.  a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
 b.  (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove
 
[Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine]

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grove
O.E. graf (akin to græafa "thicket"), from P.Gmc. *graibo-, but not found in other Gmc. languages and with no known cognates anywhere.
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Grove definition


(1.) Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Ex. 34:13) and Asheroth (Judg. 3:13). The LXX. have rendered _asherah_ in 2 Chr. 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judg. 3:7. (2.) Heb. 'eshel (Gen. 21:33). In 1 Sam. 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine. (3.) The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Gen. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deut. 11:30; Josh. 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jer. 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).

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