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greave (GREEV) (noun)
A medieval reference to the piece of armor designed to cover the lower leg: A greave was fastened to each of a knight’s legs with leather straps.
grieve (GREEV) (verb)
To cause distress or sorrow: It will grieve Richard when he has to tell Jane that her employment has been terminated.

A knight wearing medieval armor would tend to grieve if a greave on either of his legs was broken and he was wounded as a result.

grieve, grieves, grieved, grieving (verb forms)
1. To cause a person to feel sad or unhappy: "She told her friend that it grieves her to see her sister struggling to recover from her a car accident."
2. To feel or to show mental anguish or sadness: "It is essential that people have time to grieve after the death of a member of the family."

"The children are still grieving over the loss of their mother."

This entry is located in the following unit: grav-, griev- (page 2)
(Latin: to feel pain, to grieve; sorrow, grief, mourning)