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 gr&imacron;ghund : gr&imacron;g-; akin to 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”).