From Middle Dutch vrucht, from Old Dutch fruht, from Latin frūctus.
vrucht f (plural vruchten, diminutive vruchtje n)
From Middle Dutch vruchte (“fear”), from Old Dutch forhta (“fear”). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *furhtį̄ (“fear”), from Proto-Indo-European *perg- (“to frighten; fear”). Cognate to English fright.