grey vs greyish what difference

what is difference between grey and greyish

English

Alternative forms

  • gray (often used in the US)

Etymology

From Middle English grey, from Old English grǣġ, from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz (compare Dutch grauw, German grau, Old Norse grár), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰreh₁- (to green, to grow) (compare Latin rāvus (grey), Old Church Slavonic зьрѭ (zĭrjǫ, to see, to glance), Russian зреть (zretʹ, to watch, to look at) (archaic), Lithuanian žeriù (to shine)).

Adjective

grey (comparative greyer or more grey, superlative greyest or most grey)

  1. Britain and Commonwealth of Nations standard spelling of gray.
    • These grey and dun colors may be also produced by mixing whites and blacks.
  2. (South Africa, slang) Synonym of coloured (pertaining to the mixed race of black and white).

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

grey (third-person singular simple present greys, present participle greying, simple past and past participle greyed)

  1. Britain and Commonwealth of Nations standard spelling of gray.
    • 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 18, [1]
      Now only a few hand-hewn cedar planks and roof beams remained, moss-grown and sagging—a few totem poles, greyed and split.

Noun

grey (plural greys)

  1. Britain and Commonwealth of Nations standard spelling of gray.
    • 1833, Sporting Magazine (volume 6, page 400)
      Pioneer seemed now to have the game in his own hands; but the Captain, by taking two desperate leaps, cut off a corner, by which he regained the ground he had lost by the fall, and was up with the grey the remainder of the chase.
Translations
See also
  • greys

References

Anagrams

  • -ergy, gyre

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse grey, from Proto-Germanic *grawją, cognate with Faroese groyggj.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kreiː/
  • Rhymes: -eiː

Noun

grey n (genitive singular greys, nominative plural grey)

  1. (archaic) bitch (female dog)
  2. wretch, pitiful person
  3. indefinite accusative singular of grey
  4. indefinite nominative plural of grey
  5. indefinite accusative plural of grey

Declension


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • grei, gray, grai, greye, gry, græi, gro, gra, greȝe, greiȝe

Etymology

From Old English grǣġ, from Proto-Germanic *grēwaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɛi̯/
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯

Adjective

grey (plural and weak singular greye)

  1. grey, dull, drab (in color)
  2. glinting, glistening

Descendants

  • English: gray, grey
  • Scots: gray
  • Yola: gry

References

  • “grei, adj. & n..”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-30.

Noun

grey

  1. grey (colour)
  2. Fur of the grey squirrel
  3. grey clothes
  4. grey textiles
  5. An elderly man
  6. A badger

Descendants

  • English: gray, grey
  • Scots: gray
  • Yola: gry

References

  • “grei, adj. & n..”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-30.
  • “grei, n.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-30.
  • “grei, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-30.

See also


Portuguese

Noun

grey m (plural greys)

  1. Alternative form of gray (race of extraterrestrials)

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin grege, singular ablative of grex, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ger- (to assemble, gather together). Doublet of grupo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾei/, [ˈɡɾei̯]

Noun

grey f (plural greyes)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) flock, herd
    Synonyms: rebaño, rehala
  2. (religion) flock (people served by a pastor, priest, etc., also all believers in a church or religion)
    Synonyms: rebaño, feligresía, congregación, iglesia

Derived terms

  • gregario
  • agregar

Related terms

  • oveja
  • cabra

See also

  • (animals): ganado, hato, parvada, manada, jauría, cardumen, enjambre


English

Etymology

grey +‎ -ish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪ.ɪʃ/

Adjective

greyish

  1. Alternative spelling of grayish
    • 2013, K. A. Spencer, Agromyzidae (Diptera) of Economic Importance (page 264)
      Frons mat black, orbits slightly paler, more greyish; mesonotum distinctly mat, greyish-black, but with some subshine; []

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