grot vs grotto what difference

what is difference between grot and grotto

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɹɑt/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɹɒt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Etymology 1

From grotto, by shortening, or French grotte.

Noun

grot (plural grots)

  1. (poetic) A grotto.
    • 1819, John Keats, La Belle Dame sans Merci:
      She took me to her elfin grot, / And there she wept, and sigh’d full sore, / And there I shut her wild wild eyes / With kisses four.

Etymology 2

Back-formation from grotty.

Noun

grot (countable and uncountable, plural grots) (Britain)

  1. (slang, uncountable) Any unpleasant substance or material.
  2. (slang, countable) A miserable person.

Anagrams

  • trog

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch grot, either directly from Italian grotta or indirectly via French grotte, from Latin crypta, from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptós).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /χrɔt/

Noun

grot (plural grotte, diminutive grotjie)

  1. cave, cavern
    Synonym: spelonk

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed directly from Italian grotta or indirectly via French grotte, from Latin crypta, from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptós). Doublet of crypte, krocht, and gruft.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɣrɔt/
  • Hyphenation: grot
  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Noun

grot f (plural grotten, diminutive grotje n)

  1. cave, cavern

Synonyms

  • spelonk

Derived terms

  • grotbewoner
  • grotschildering
  • grotspelonk
  • grottenbeer
  • grottenhyena
  • grottenleeuw
  • ijsgrot
  • lavagrot

Related terms

  • crypte
  • krocht

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: grot

Anagrams

  • trog

Luxembourgish

Adjective

grot

  1. neuter nominative of gro
  2. neuter accusative of gro

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English grot, from Proto-Germanic *grutą.

Alternative forms

  • grotte

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɔːt/, /ɡrɔt/

Noun

grot (plural grotes)

  1. groat
Descendants
  • English: groat
  • Yola: gurt, grut
References
  • “grō̆t, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  • “grōtes, n.(2) plural.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch groot.

Alternative forms

  • groot, grote, groote

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɔːt/

Noun

grot (plural grotes or grottes)

  1. A groat or other silver coin of similar value, traditionally worth four pennies, or the weight corresponding to that coin.
Descendants
  • English: groat
  • Yola: grate
References
  • “grōt, n.(3).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-02-22.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *grautaz.

Adjective

grōt

  1. big, large
  2. great

Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: grôot
    • Dutch: groot
      • Afrikaans: groot
      • Berbice Creole Dutch: groto
      • Jersey Dutch: x’rôt
      • Negerhollands: groot, grooto, guṅgu, gro
        • Virgin Islands Creole: gungu (dated)
      • Petjo: groot
      • Skepi Creole Dutch: groat
    • Limburgish: groeat
    • Zealandic: groôt

Further reading

  • “grōt”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrot/

Noun

grot n

  1. particle
  2. fragment

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: grot, grotte
    • English: groat
    • Yola: gurt, grut

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *grautaz, whence Old English great.

Adjective

grōt (comparative grōtoro, superlative grōtost)

  1. great

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: grôt
    • Low German: groot
      • German Low German: groot; graut (Münsterländisch)
        Plautdietsch: groot
    • Westrobothnian: grótt

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɔt/

Noun

grot m inan

  1. arrowhead

Declension

Noun

grot m inan

  1. mainsail

Declension

Noun

grot f

  1. genitive plural of grota

Further reading

  • grot in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • grot in Polish dictionaries at PWN


English

Etymology

From Italian grotta, from Vulgar Latin grupta, from Classical Latin crypta. Doublet of crypt.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɒt.əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɑ.toʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒtəʊ

Noun

grotto (plural grottos or grottoes)

  1. A small cave.
  2. An artificial cavern-like retreat.
  3. A Marian shrine, usually built in a cavern-like structure.
  4. A local organization of cavers that typically organizes trips to caves and provides information and training for caving; a caving club.
    • 1987, National Speleological Society, NSS News, vol. 45-46, p.331:
      An earlier attempt to organize a grotto in the Indiana, PA, area in the mid-1970s failed to succeed, but from it developed the informal Chestnut Ridge Explorers Association.
  5. (Satanism) A secretive name for a local group of underground Satanists.

Derived terms

  • grot
  • Santa’s grotto

Translations


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