Other Word Forms of Cripple
Origin of Cripple
From Middle English cripel, crepel, crüpel, from Old English crypel (“crippled; a cripple”), from Proto-Germanic *krupilaz (“tending to crawl; a cripple”), from Proto-Indo-European *grewb- (“to bend, crouch, crawl”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to bend, twist”), equivalent to creep + -le. Cognate with Dutch kreupel, German Krüppel, Old Norse kryppill.
Middle English crepel from Old English crypel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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