"sorrowfulness, sadness," 1839, abstract noun from lugubrious. Sometimes also lugubrosity.
fem. proper name, German diminutive of Greta, a German and Swedish pet form of Margaret. Sometimes used as a typical German female name, also sometimes in reference to the name of the simple girl seduced by Faust.
1903, probably a back-formation from surveillance. Sometimes also surveille. Related: Surveilled; surveilling.
sometimes nor'easter, "gale or wind blowing from the northeast," 1794, from northeast.