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grig

 (grĭg)
n.
A lively, bright person.

[Middle English, dwarf.]

grig

(ɡrɪɡ)
n
1. a lively person
2. (Zoology) a short-legged hen
3. (Zoology) a young eel
[C14: dwarf, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krik a little creature]

grig

(grɪg)

n.
a very lively, cheerful, rather diminutive person.
[1350–1400; Middle English grig, gregedwarf; orig. uncertain]
Translations

grig

n merry as a griglustig und fidel
References in classic literature ?
But though he was as happy as the day was long, and as merry as a grig, the King's daughter fretted all day, thinking of the indignity that had been done her in making her marry Martin, the poor widow's son, instead of a rich young Prince from a foreign country.
The archer, however, who had drunk more than any man in the room, was as merry as a grig, and having kissed the matron and chased the maid up the ladder once more, he went out to the brook, and came back with the water dripping from his face and hair.
The learned gentleman who does the withering business and who blights all opponents with his gloomy sarcasm is as merry as a grig at a French watering-place.
32) When Alleyn was on tour during the summer of 1593, Henslowe regularly included news of Griggs and his wife in his letter to Alleyn; and on August 1, Alleyn--who was still in the country--sent a letter to his wife and father-in-law, conveying his "harty commend[ations] to mr grigs and his wife and all his houshould.
Ana Reeder Wicker Grigs Jaymie Dornan Jarl yon Hoother T.
In the same famous letter, how does the reader decide between the Dulwich College manuscript 'mr grigs his wif' as it is represented in R.
dollars," says Fred Grigs by, chief information officer and vicepresident of IT for CN Railway "We didn't have a uniform, multi-business discussion.
en el Business Technology Center, 5330 de Grigs y el martes 13 en el Kashmere Multi-Center, 4802 de Lockwood.
The music on the final recording, Henry Purcell: Grigs from Orpheus Britannicus (Astree Auvidis E8757, rec 1992), performed by Agnes Mellon, Christophe Rousset and Wieland Kuijken, comprises songs and keyboard music taken from the great collection of Purcell's music compiled after the composer's death by the publisher Henry Playford.