Greaves



[greevz] /grivz/

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
(def 3).
[greev] /griv/
noun, Armor.
1.
a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces.
/ɡriːvz/
plural noun
1.
the residue left after the rendering of tallow
/ɡriːvz/
noun
1.
Jimmy. born 1940, English footballer and television commentator on the sport; played for a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea; scored 44 goals in 57 matches for England (1959–67)
/ɡriːv/
noun
1.
(often pl) a piece of armour worn to protect the shin from the ankle to the knee
n.

mid-14c., plural of greave.
n.

leg armor, c.1300, from Old French greve “shin, armor for the leg” (12c.), of unknown origin. [Klein suggests it ultimately is from Egyptian Arabic gaurab “stocking, apparel for the leg.”]

only in 1 Sam. 17:6, a piece of defensive armour (q.v.) reaching from the foot to the knee; from French greve, “the shin.” They were the Roman cothurni.

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