greegree vs grigri what difference

what is difference between greegree and grigri

English

Noun

greegree (plural greegrees)

  1. Alternative form of gris-gris


English

Etymology 1

From a trademark of French company Petzl, probably related to French grimper (to climb).

Noun

grigri (plural grigris)

  1. (climbing) A belay device that incorporates an assisted breaking system.

See also

  • grigri on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

See gris-gris.

Noun

grigri (plural grigris)

  1. Alternative spelling of gris-gris

French

Alternative forms

  • gri-gri, gris-gris

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁi.ɡʁi/

Noun

grigri m (plural grigris)

  1. (Africa) charm, fetish, gris-gris
    • 1830, René Caillié, Voyage à Tombouctou, 1996 ed., Paris: La Découverte, →ISBN, p. 47
      […] un Foulah vint me trouver au pied de l’arbre où je reposais, et me demanda en ouolof, que j’entendais, un grigri pour avoir des richesses ; je le lui écrivis, et en reconnaissance il me donna une jatte de lait.
    • 2014, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Tram 83:
      Selon les colportages du Tram 83, toutes les femmes de la Ville-Pays se servaient sauvagement des gris-gris pour alpaguer leur proie.

      According to the rumours at Tram 83, all the women in the City-State made aggressive use of charms to ensnare their prey.

Hypernyms

  • talisman

Further reading

  • “grigri” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Mauritian Creole

Etymology

From French gris-gris

Noun

grigri

  1. black magic

References

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Seychellois Creole

Etymology

From French gris-gris

Noun

grigri

  1. black magic

References

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol – Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois – Français

Spanish

Noun

grigri m (plural grigris)

  1. (climbing) grigri

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