craft etymology

English word craft comes from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂-, and later Proto-Germanic *kraftaz (Strength, power.)

Detailed word origin of craft

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to call hoarsely, to cry hoarsely
*grepn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grep- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) hook , hook, power, hook, strength, force, hook, force
*kraftaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Strength, power.
cræft Old English (ang) A device, especially magical. An occupation. Skill, art. Strength, power.
craft Middle English (enm)
craft English (eng) (countable, plural: craft) A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space.. (countable, plural: crafts) A particular kind of skilled work.. (countable, plural: crafts) The skilled practice of a practical occupation.. (figurative) A woman.. (nautical) Boats, especially of smaller size than ships. Historically primarily applied to vessels engaged in loading or [...]

Words with the same origin as craft

Descendants of *gerh₂-
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