A body of rules imposed on a given language for speaking and writing it, based on the study of its grammar or on some adaptation of another, esp. Latin, grammar.
(obsolete, intransitive) To discourse according to the rules of grammar; to use grammar.
Other Word Forms of Grammar
Origin of Grammar
From Middle English gramarye, gramery, from Old French gramaire (“classical learning”), from Latin grammatica, from Ancient Greek γραμματική (grammatike, “skilled in writing”), from γράμμα (gramma, “line of writing”), from γράφω (grapho, “write”), from Proto-Indo-European *gerebh- (“to scratch”).
Middle English gramere from Old French gramaire alteration of Latin grammatica from Greek grammatikē from feminine of grammatikos of letters from gramma grammat- letter gerbh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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