13th century Middle English -, of Celtic - origin, possibly from the late Proto-Indo-European -/qfa-sub - *kar ("stone, hard"); see also xcl քար, Sanskrit खर, Welsh carreg.

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

  • (British) IPA: /kɹæɡ/

crag (plural crags)

  1. A rocky outcrop; a rugged steep rock or cliff.
    • 1810, Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake; a Poem, Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for John Ballantyne and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and William Miller, OCLC 6632529 ↗, (please specify the canto number)(please specify the stanza number):
      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.
Translations Noun

crag (plural crags)

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

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