See also: crág and crág-


Etymology 1Edit

13th century Middle English, of Celtic origin, possibly from the late Proto-Indo-European/substrate *kar (stone, hard); see also Old Armenian քար (kʿar, stone), Sanskrit खर (khara, hard, solid), Welsh carreg (stone).

Related Celtic descendants include Scots craig, Scottish Gaelic creag, Irish creag, Welsh craig, Manx creg.

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Alternative formsEdit



crag (plural crags)

A crag.
  1. A rocky outcrop; a rugged steep rock or cliff.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Walter Scott and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      From crag to crag the signal flew.
  2. A rough broken fragment of rock.
  3. (geology) A partially compacted bed of gravel mixed with shells, of the Tertiary age.

Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

A variant of craw.


crag (plural crags)

  1. (obsolete or dialect) The neck or throat.


  • Dravidian Origins and the West: Newly Discovered Ties with the Ancient Culture and Languages, Including Basque, of the Pre-Indo-European Mediterranean World, p. 325
  • Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition
  • Scigliano, Eric (2007): Michelangelo's Mountain: The Quest For Perfection in the Marble Quarries of Carrara, p. 84