Middle English Dictionary Entry

grẹ̄ten v.(3)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) To weep, cry, lament; ~ and goulen; ~ for, ~ on, weep over (sb. or sth.); (b) ~ for gladnes (joie), to weep for joy; ~ sinne, bewail (sin); ~ teres (a flod), shed tears, weep a flood.
2.
(a) To cry out, howl; shout (sth.); of a hound: give tongue, bay; (b) ~ after, to beg for (sth.); ~ on (to, til, upon, with), appeal to (sb.), pray to, complain to; ~ help, implore help; greting preier, a pleading or weeping prayer.