noun Pathology. (formerly)
Origin of grippe
Examples from the Web for grippe
I remember when I read Eternity, I was sick with grippe at the time and I just got sicker.
There were four cases in the village where I, lived, and fever and ague, malaria and grippe did their parts.The Woman Who Toils|Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
I did nt know it, but I was just coming down with tonsilitis and grippe and lots of things mixed.Daddy Long-Legs|Jean Webster
Yes, he was over the grippe which had prevented his going to Sam Clark's party.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
I ought to explain that the grippe delayed us some weeks, and that we have since been waiting for Mr. Jones.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 4, 1886-1900|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Grippe, pneumonia, whooping cough, and colds are believed to be caused by bacteria.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Word Origin for grippe
1776, probably from French grippe "influenza," originally "seizure," verbal noun from gripper "to grasp, hook," of Frankish origin, from Proto-Germanic *gripanan (see grip (v.), gripe). Supposedly in reference to constriction of the throat felt by sufferers; the word spread through European languages after the influenza epidemic during the Russian occupation of Prussia in the Seven Years' War (c.1760), and Russian chirpu, said to be imitative of the sound of the cough, is sometimes said to be the origin or inspiration for the word.