- Pale or sickly in appearance.
- very envious
Other Word Forms of Green
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Green
- green around
- green with envy
Origin of Green
From Middle English grene, from Old English grēne, from Proto-Germanic *grōniz (compare West Frisian grien, Dutch groen, Low German grön, green, greun, German grün, Swedish grön Danish grøn), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrōni- (compare Old Church Slavonic грань (granĭ, “branch”)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁ (“to grow”). More at grow.
Middle English grene from Old English grēne ghrē- in Indo-European roots N., sense 7 translation of German (die) Grünen (the) Greens from grün green
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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