cruche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Frankish *krūkka, from Proto-Germanic *krogu (pot, pitcher), of uncertain origin. Possibly from a Proto-Indo-European root shared with Old Armenian կարաս (karas, pitcher, large jar), Ancient Greek κρωσσός (krōssós, pitcher), Irish crog (earthen vessel), but the phonetics are problematic. Also compare Old Irish croiccenn (skin).[1][2]

See also regional German Kruke (crock), Low German Kruuk (jug), Danish krukke (jar), Dutch kruik, English crock, and Icelandic krukka (pot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁyʃ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cruche f (plural cruches)

  1. (Belgium, Upper Normandy, North-Eastern France[3]) pitcher, jug
  2. cretin, fool, numskull

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “crock”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911) , “cruche”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN, page crog
  3. ^ Mathieu Avanzi, La France divisée: « pot », « cruche », « broc » ou « carafe »?

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cruche

  1. Alternative form of crouche

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish *krûkka.

Noun[edit]

cruche f (plural cruches)

  1. (Jersey) jug

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Sardinian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin crux.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cruche m (plural cruches)

  1. cross