Origin of greyhoundMiddle English grehounde from Old English grighund, an unverified form grieghund, akin to Old Norse greyhundr from an unverified form grieg, bitch, coward (prob. from Indo-European an unverified form gher?u- from base an unverified form ?her-, to shine from source gray) + hund, dog, hound
Origin of greyhoundMiddle English grehound from Old English grīghund grīg- Old Norse grey greyhound hund hound ; see hound .
(third-person singular simple present greyhounds, present participle greyhounding, simple past and past participle greyhounded)
- (of fish) To leap rapidly across the surface of the water.
Old English grīġhund, from an unclear first element (not related to grey) + hund (“hound”).