EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids. Origin of cruse 1225–75; Middle English crouse ( Old English crūse; cognate with German Krause pot with lid), conflated with croo ( Old English crōg, crōh; cognate with German Krug jug)
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crūse; related to Middle High German krūse, Dutch kroes jug
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Word Origin and History for cruses n.
"small vessel for liquids," early 15c., perhaps related to Old Norse
krus "pot, tankard," from a general Germanic root of unknown origin. Cf. Middle Dutch cruese, Dutch kroes "cup, pot, mug," Middle Low German krus, Danish krus "mug, jug," German Krause "jug, mug."
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