what is difference between grief and heartache
From Middle English greef, gref, from Old French grief (“grave, heavy, grievous, sad”), from Latin gravis (“heavy, grievous, sad”). Doublet of grave.
- greefe (obsolete), griefe (obsolete)
- IPA(key): /ɡɹiːf/
- Rhymes: -iːf
grief (countable and uncountable, plural griefs or grieves)
- Suffering, hardship. [from early 13th c.]
- Emotional pain, generally arising from misfortune, significant personal loss, bereavement, misconduct of oneself or others, etc.; sorrow; sadness. [from early 14th c.]
- (countable) Cause or instance of sorrow or pain; that which afflicts or distresses; trial.
grief (third-person singular simple present griefs, present participle griefing, simple past and past participle griefed)
- (online gaming) To deliberately harass and annoy or cause grief to other players of a game in order to interfere with their enjoyment of it; especially, to do this as one’s primary activity in the game. [from late 1990s]
- This verb is most commonly found in the gerund-participle griefing and the derived noun griefer.
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- griefer on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- grief in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- grief in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- grief at OneLook Dictionary Search
From Middle Dutch grief, from Old French grief, from Vulgar Latin *grevis, from Latin gravis.
- IPA(key): /ɣrif/
- Hyphenation: grief
- Rhymes: -if
grief f (plural grieven, diminutive griefje n)
- (chiefly in the plural) grievance, complaint, bone to pick, issue
From Old French grief, from Vulgar Latin grevis, from Latin gravis (later influenced by its antonym levis), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷréh₂us. Doublet of grave.
- IPA(key): /ɡʁi.jɛf/
grief (feminine singular griève, masculine plural griefs, feminine plural grièves)
- (archaic, literary) grievous
grief m (plural griefs)
- grievance (formal complaint filed with an authority)
- “grief” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From Vulgar Latin *grevis, from Latin gravis.
grief m (feminine singular grieva, masculine plural griefs, feminine plural grieves)
- gref (typically Anglo-Norman)
Probably from the verb grever, or from Vulgar Latin grevis (influenced by its antonym, levis), from Latin gravis.
grief m (oblique plural griés, nominative singular griés, nominative plural grief)
- pain; anguish; suffering
- French: grief
- → Middle Dutch: grief
- Dutch: grief
- → Middle English: greef, gref
- English: grief
grief m (oblique and nominative feminine singular grieve)
- French: grief (archaic, literary)
From Middle English heorteece, heorte-ece, from Old English heorteċe, equivalent to heart + ache.
heartache (countable and uncountable, plural heartaches)
- Very sincere and difficult emotional problems or stress