crane etymology

English word crane comes from Proto-Indo-European *gar-, and later Proto-Germanic *kranô (Crane (bird).)

Detailed word origin of crane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gar- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kranô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Crane (bird).
cran Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
cran Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
crane English (eng) (US, dialect) Ardea herodias, the great blue heron.. (nautical) A forked post or projecting bracket to support spars, etc.; generally used in pairs.. A mechanical lifting machine or device, often used for lifting heavy loads for industrial or construction purposes.. A siphon, or bent pipe, for drawing liquors out of a cask.. An iron arm with horizontal motion, attached to the side or back of [...]