Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse, security
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
The Origin of 'Refugee'
The word originally referred to the Huguenots
“Grith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grith. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.
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