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See also: crág and crág-



A crag (sense 1).

Etymology 1[edit]

13th century Middle English, of Celtic origin, possibly from the late Proto-Indo-European/substrate *kar (stone, hard); see also Old Armenian քար (kʿar, stone), Sanskrit खर (khara, hard, solid), Welsh carreg (stone).

Related Celtic descendants include Scots craig, Scottish Gaelic creag, Irish creag, Welsh craig, Manx creg.


crag (plural crags)

  1. A rocky outcrop; a rugged steep cliff or rock.
  2. A rough, broken fragment of rock.
  3. (geology) A partially compacted bed of gravel mixed with shells, of the Tertiary age.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A variant of craw.


crag (plural crags)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) The neck or throat.


  • Dravidian Origins and the West: Newly Discovered Ties with the Ancient Culture and Languages, Including Basque, of the Pre-Indo-European Mediterranean World, p. 325
  • Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition
  • Scigliano, Eric (2007): Michelangelo's Mountain: The Quest For Perfection in the Marble Quarries of Carrara, p. 84

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