crib etymology

English word crib comes from Proto-Indo-European *gerebʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *g(')rībh-, and later Proto-Germanic *kribjǭ (A stall; crib. A wickerwork; crate; wooden trough; manger.)

Detailed word origin of crib

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gerebʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to scratch, crawl
*g(')rībh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kribjǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) A stall; crib. A wickerwork; crate; wooden trough; manger.
crybb Old English (ang)
cribbe Middle English (enm)
crib English (eng) (Indian English) To complain, to grumble. (intransitive) To install timber supports, as with cribbing.. (intransitive, of a horse) To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind.. (transitive) To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.. (transitive) To place or confine [...]

Words with the same origin as crib

Descendants of *gerebʰ-
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