Origin of Craze
From Middle English crasen (“to crush, break, break to pieces, shatter, craze”), from Old Norse *krasa (“to shatter”). Cognate with Danish krase (“to crack, crackle”), Swedish krasa (“to crack, crackle”), Norwegian krasa (“to shatter, crush”), Icelandic krasa (“to crackle”).
Middle English crasen to shatter of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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