ぐりー【御礼】 : gurii | define meaning
Region: Ryukyu (Okinawa)
- A slight bow or nod use to greet or salute someone; a form of salutation or greeting; an expression of gratitude
Likely derived from the Han Chinese pronunciation of the word for "bow", which was borrowed into standard Japanese as れい【礼】 rei. The term would have undergone vowel raising in Okinawan and been affixed with the polite prefix ぐ【御】 gu-, historically pronounced ご go-. The related form おれい【お礼・御礼】 o-rei is also employed in standard Japanese.