Talk:crock

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Wiktionary:Requests for verification - kept[edit]

Kept. See archived discussion of September 2007. 20:03, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


Etymology[edit]

This is logical; but Old English CRŌG and CRŌH are neither akin to CRUSE[0], nor to CRŪCE[1] (mentioned in Webster's 3 volume dictionary), which are separate words from a separate root. The first two analogous nouns may be influenced by the Germanic[3], but are really a hardened gutteral form of a Celtic form *GROG[6], whence Cornish CRŌGHEN (skin, hide) = Unified Cornish KROGHEN[7]; since many vessels and bottles were actually skins! Should the Germanic root not exist, then all forms of CROCK are from a Celtic root.

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods.

Andrew H. Gray 21:13, 4 November 2015 (UTC) Andrew (talk)