Other Word Forms of Gripe
Origin of Gripe
From Middle English gripen, from Old English grīpan, from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreyb- (“to grab, grasp”). Cognate with West Frisian gripe, Low German griepen, Dutch grijpen, German greifen, Danish gribe, Swedish gripa. See also grip, grope.
Middle English gripen to seize from Old English grīpan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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