- A surname.
- IPA(key): /kʁuːk/ (standard)
- IPA(key): /kʁuːx/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
- Rhymes: -uːk
From Middle High German kruoc, from Old High German kruog. Immediate cognates are Middle Dutch kroech, Old English crōg. Further origin unsettled. The originally Low German Kruke (“crock”), cognate with English crock, is another word, though a relation with Krug is considered likely.
From Middle Low German krōch, krūch, whence German Low German Kroog and through borrowing Dutch kroeg (“pub”), Swedish krog. Further origin unknown. A relation with etymology 1 cannot be ruled out, but is considered unlikely by most authorities.
- The word as such has now become rare, but it is still found in the names of many traditional pubs in northern Germany.
- Kneipe (see there for further synonyms)
- Krug in Duden online