The great sword Gram, the Norse analog to The Sword in the Stone. Odin sunk it into the Branstock tree in the Saga of the Volsungs, and predicted the man who could pull it out would become mighty and do great things. Sound familiar?

It was pulled out by the hero Sigmund, who at his death bequeathed it to his son Sigurd - you might know him as Siegfried - who used it to slay the dragon Fafnir.

Translates to "Angry" in the Old Norse.

Richard Wagner calls it "Notung" in the Ring Cycle operas.

A gram is the unit of measurement used to measure mass in the metric system. It is equal to the mass of one milliliter (one thousandth of a liter) of water at the temperature where water has the highest density (4°C).


From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Gram (?), a. [AS. gram; akin to E. grim. &root;35.]

Angry.

[Obs.]

Havelok, the Dane.

 

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Gram, n. [Pg. gr?o grain. See Grain.] Bot.

The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.

 

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Gram, Gramme (?), n. [F. gramme, from Gr. ? that which is written, a letter, a small weight, fr. ? to write. See Graphic.]

The unit of weight in the metric system. It was intended to be exactly, and is very nearly, equivalent to the weight in a vacuum of one cubic centimeter of pure water at its maximum density. It is equal to 15.432 grains. See Grain, n., 4.

Gram degree, ∨ Gramme degree Physics, a unit of heat, being the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water one degree centigrade. -- Gram equivalent Electrolysis, that quantity of the metal which will replace one gram of hydrogen.

 

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