krank etymology

Dutch word krank comes from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂-

Detailed word origin of krank

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gerh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to call hoarsely, to cry hoarsely
*krangaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*krank Old Dutch (odt)
cranc Middle Dutch (dum) Bad, miserable. Insignificant. Not potent (of medicine). Sick. Vulnerable. Weak, strengthless.
krank Middle Dutch (dum)
krank Dutch (nld) (archaic) sick, ill.

Words with the same origin as krank

Descendants of *gerh₂-
fosfor gram grammatica grapefruit groep kraai kraak kraakbeen kraan kracht kraken kramp krankzinnig krap krat kreeft krengen kreupel krimpen kringen kruipen kruk krukken lacrosse paragraaf