From Middle English grave, grafe, from Old English græf, grafu, from Proto-Germanic *grabą, *grabō, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrebʰ-.
Cognate with West Frisian grêf, Dutch graf, Low German Graf, Graff, German Grab, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian grav, Icelandic gröf. Related to groove.
From Middle English graven, from Old English grafan, from Proto-Germanic *grabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrebʰ-. Cognate with Dutch graven, German graben, Danish grave, Swedish gräva, Icelandic grafa.
From Middle French grave, a learned borrowing from Latin gravis. Compare Old French greve. grief.
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