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grig

 (grĭg)
n.
A lively, bright person.

[Middle English, dwarf.]
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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]
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grig

(grɪg)

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

grig

n merry as a griglustig und fidel
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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.
(6) kha sang spyi 'thus la sprad pa'i yi ge'i nang dga' ldan pho brang gi gzung zer ba'i tshig de bsgyur bcos gtong rgyu chags kyi red zer ba de dga' ldan pho brang phyir bsdu byed dgos pa'i skad cha min/ dga' ldan pho brang mu mthud gnas kyi red/ 'on kyang chab srid kyi 'gan dbang 'khyer te dga' ldan pho brang gi gzung ngam/sgrig 'dzugs zhes brjod na 'grigs kyi med/de phyir bsdu byas/ da.
(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." (33)
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.
The note about "mr grigs" in Edward Alleyn's letter of 1593 about travelling to play at Shrewsbury might have mentioned that he was not just 'a London carpenter' but the builder of Henslowe's Rose playhouse.
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.
(15.) In Tibetan, 'di phyogs su yang dge lugs kyi bstan pa dar tshul/ dgong ba'i sbyin bdag sus byas yong snyam thugs dam brtags pa mdzad gin 'byon pas/ de dus jo bo rus pa mkhar pa gra rgyas che dus kho pa rje 'bangs dpon g.yog 'khor bcas lto za chang 'thung byed pa'i gral du sgrub thob kyi 'byon nas rten 'brel gyi chos nyid rtags phyir du/ rnal 'byor pa bdag la chang gcig dgos zhes ka pa li bzed pas kho pa rnams kyi sprang po rnal 'byor pa ga nas yin mi shes pa'i mi thod 'khyer ba de tshur ma yong phar song zer nas phyir 'bud byas [de ru]rten 'brel ma 'grig par/ de nas ber mkhar du 'byon pas (Me rag mdzad rnam, 2012: 2b-3b)