ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,


grame (grām), noun.
1.  (archaic) anger
2.  (archaic) sorrow, harm, misery

Etymology:  Old English grama, angry, fierce, hostile; old Norse grimmr.  'Grim' shares similar origins.

Then said Gawaine, thou avauntest thee greatly and speakest proud words, I counsel thee for all thy boast that thou make thee ready, and take thy gear to thee, to-fore greater grame fall to thee."
  - Sir Thomas Malory, "Le Morte d'Arthur"

"Lo, such a lucre is in this lusty game,
A mannes mirth it will turn all to grame,"
  - Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Canon's Yeoman's Tale"
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