Other Word Forms of Croak
Origin of Croak
Middle English croken, back-formation from Old English cracettan, cræccettan, from Proto-Germanic *krāk- (compare Swedish kråka, German krächzen), from Proto-Indo-European *greh₂-k- (compare Latin grāculus ‘jackdaw’, Serbo-Croatian grákati).
From Middle English croken to croak probably of imitative origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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