Origin: Ger from graupeln, to sleet from graupelein, diminutive of graupe, hulled barley, granule of ice from Slav, as inch(es) Pol, Serbian krupa, kernel of grain, hail from Indo-European an unverified form kreup-, scab, fragment (from source Old Norse hrufa, scale) from base an unverified form kreu-, to break from source rue
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Origin: German Graupel, diminutive of Graupe, hulled grain, probably of Slavic origin; akin to Russian krupa, groats.
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