cruse

cruse

[krooz, kroos]
noun
an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English crouse (Old English crūse; cognate with German Krause pot with lid), conflated with croo (Old English crōg, crōh; cognate with German Krug jug)

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cruse (kruːz)
 
n
a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
 
[Old English crūse; related to Middle High German krūse, Dutch kroes jug]

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cruse
"small vessel for liquids," early 15c., perhaps related to O.N. krus "pot, tankard," from a general Gmc. root of unknown origin.
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Cruse definition


a utensil; a flask or cup for holding water (1 Sam. 26:11, 12, 16; 1 Kings 19:6) or oil (1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16). In 1 Kings 14:3 the word there so rendered means properly a bottle, as in Jer. 19:1, 10, or pitcher. In 2 Kings 2:20, a platter or flat metal saucer is intended. The Hebrew word here used is translated "dish" in 21:13; "pans," in 2 Chr. 35:13; and "bosom," in Prov. 19:24; 26:15 (R.V., "dish").

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