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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Old English crabba, from Proto-Germanic *krabbô.

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NounEdit

crabbe (plural crabbes or crabben)

  1. crab (kind of crustacean)
  2. A crayfish, lobster or similar crustacean.
  3. (astronomy) Cancer (constellation)
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DescendantsEdit
  • English: crab
  • Scots: crab, craib
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Etymology 2Edit

Of Germanic origin, plausibly from North Germanic, cognate with Swedish dialect scrabba.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkrab(ə)/, /ˈskrab(ə)/

NounEdit

crabbe (plural crabbes or crabben)

  1. A crabapple tree.
  2. A crabapple fruit.
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NormanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse krabbi.

NounEdit

crabbe f (plural crabbes)

  1. (Guernsey) crab