Greit vs Greet - What's the difference?

greit | greet |


As verbs the difference between greit and greet

is that greit is (to weep) while greet is to address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token or greet can be (scotland|northern england) to weep; to cry.

As an adjective greet is

(obsolete|outside|scotland) great.

As a noun greet is

mourning, weeping, lamentation.

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greit

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (to weep)
  • (Webster 1913) ----

    greet

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) . Compare Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Old High German gruozen.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To address with salutations or expressions of kind wishes; to salute; to hail; to welcome; to accost with friendship; to pay respects or compliments to, either personally or through the intervention of another, or by writing or token.
  • * 1591 , (William Shakespeare), , Act III, scene 1
  • My lord, the mayor of London comes to greet you.
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • Warwick observed, as they passed through the respectable quarter, that few people who met the girl greeted her, and that some others whom she passed at gates or doorways gave her no sign of recognition; from which he inferred that she was possibly a visitor in the town and not well acquainted.
  • To come upon, or meet, as with something that makes the heart glad.
  • * '1707, (Joseph Addison), ''Rosamond , Act I, scene 4
  • In vain the spring my senses greets .
  • To accost; to address.
  • (Alexander Pope)
  • To meet and give salutations.
  • * circa 1590 , (William Shakespeare), (Titus Adronicus), Act I, scene 2, line 90
  • There greet in silence, as the dead are wont, And sleep in peace.
  • To be perceived by (somebody).
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
    Derived terms
    * greeter * meet-and-greet

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Great.
  • Etymology 3

    From a blend of two (etyl) verbs, (of uncertain ultimate origin), both ‘weep, lament’.

    Verb

  • (Scotland, Northern England) To weep; to cry.
  • *1933 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Cloud Howe'', Polygon 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), page 312:
  • *:And damn't! if he didn't take down her bit things and scone her so sore she grat like a bairn [...].
  • * 2008 , (James Kelman), Kieron Smith, Boy , Penguin 2009, page 2:
  • My maw went potty and started greeting .

    Noun

    (-)
  • Mourning, weeping, lamentation.
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