cripple etymology

English word cripple comes from Proto-Germanic *-ilaz (Agent suffix.), Proto-Indo-European *gar-

Detailed word origin of cripple

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-ilaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Agent suffix.
*gar- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*grewbʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*krupilaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Tending to, or prone to crawl; creeping; crippled A cripple.
crypel Old English (ang)
crupel Middle English (enm)
cripple English (eng) (figuratively) to damage seriously; to destroy. (informal) slang: to nerf (used in gaming) something which is overpowered .. To make someone a cripple; to cause someone to become physically impaired. To release a product (especially a computer program) with reduced functionality, in some cases, making the item essentially worthless. (among lumbermen) A rocky shallow in a stream.. (dialect, [...]

Words with the same origin as cripple

Descendants of *-ilaz
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