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grave (Adjective) "heavy," "serious"

10th cent. From Latin gravis 'id.' From Proto-Italic *grawus 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *gwreh2-u̯s 'id.' From the root *gwreh2- "to be heavy."

Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portuguese grave, Catalan greu, French grave, Italian grave; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian greu, Romanian grev

Italic: Oscan bravús

Indo-European: Germanic: Gothic *kaurus; Hellenic: Ancient Greek βαρύς (barys) "heavy" (whence bajo); Indo-Iranian: Sanskrit gurú-; Tocharian: A krāmärts, B krāmär "weight"