From Middle English gryve, grayve, from Old Norse greifi (“a count, earl, steward”), akin to Swedish and Danish greve (“a count, earl”), Old English ġerēfa (“reeve”). More at reeve.
From Middle English greve, grayve, from Old French greve (“shin”), of unknown origin.
"greeve." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 05 December 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/greeve>.
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