Middle English Dictionary Entry

grāve n.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. greve n.(2).
(a) The burial place of a corpse; esp. a hole or pit dug for the body; hertes ~, secret place of the heart, depths of the heart; ~ brekere; ~ makere; (b) a monument, tomb, mausoleum; (c) in (on) ~, in (one's) grave, buried, dead; leien (bilouken, bringen, putten) in ~, to bury (sb.); greithed in ~, taken in to ~, buried, dead; crepen in ~, be buried, die; beren to ~, bear (a mark) till (one's) death.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1500 Chaucer LGW (Cmb Ff.1.6)788 : There kyng nynus whas grauene vndur a tre..And fast be þis geyne whas a well.
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