gry, grāī, grye, groy noun a horse 19-. etymology: Romany; GB suggests that this is derived from Hindi ghora and compares it to Irish and Scots Gaelic greadh; WG suggests comparison with Gaelic greigh ‘stud of horses’ which is from Latin grex, gregis ‘so perhaps there is a Romance root’; attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies and BS in TDITA; forms groy, grāī are collected by Joseph F G S Lucas and Rev John Baird from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; also collected by EMcC/PS and RD; form grye collected by Simson (1865) and attested by 5 of his informants; also attested by JS and SS note:

Grellmann (1787) collected the following names for various types of horses of which the above seem to be a development: Gra, Grea, Krej ‘a horse’; Gratsch, Grast ‘a Stallion’; Grasni, Gaschni ‘a Mare’ from Continental gipsies.

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the form Grei., n., ‘a horse’ from English Gypsies.

Canadian Paul Pope (2013) cites the form gry ‘a horse’.