Crevis
Crevis Crev"is (-?s), n. (Zo["o]l.) The crawfish. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • crevis — crevis(e, ish(e, isse, ys(e obs. ff. crayfish n., crevice …   Useful english dictionary

  • crevise — crevis(e, ish(e, isse, ys(e obs. ff. crayfish n., crevice …   Useful english dictionary

  • ishe — crevis(e, ish(e, isse, ys(e obs. ff. crayfish n., crevice …   Useful english dictionary

  • Folk etymology — This article is about a technical term in linguistics. For incorrect popular etymologies, see false etymology. Folk etymology is change in a word or phrase over time resulting from the replacement of an unfamiliar form by a more familiar… …   Wikipedia

  • crayfish — [14] The crayfish is related etymologically as well as biologically to the crab. The Old High German word for ‘crab’ was krebiz (source of modern German krebs). This was borrowed into Old French as crevice (modern French has preserved the variant …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Astacus fluviatilis — Crawfish Craw fish (kr[add] f[i^]sh ), Crayfish Cray fish (kr[=a] f[i^]sh ), n.; pl. { fishes} or { fish}. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. [ e]crevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See {Crab}. The ending fish arose from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cambarus pellucidus — Crawfish Craw fish (kr[add] f[i^]sh ), Crayfish Cray fish (kr[=a] f[i^]sh ), n.; pl. { fishes} or { fish}. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. [ e]crevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See {Crab}. The ending fish arose from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crawfish — Craw fish (kr[add] f[i^]sh ), Crayfish Cray fish (kr[=a] f[i^]sh ), n.; pl. { fishes} or { fish}. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. [ e]crevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See {Crab}. The ending fish arose from confusion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crayfish — Crawfish Craw fish (kr[add] f[i^]sh ), Crayfish Cray fish (kr[=a] f[i^]sh ), n.; pl. { fishes} or { fish}. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. [ e]crevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See {Crab}. The ending fish arose from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -fish — Crawfish Craw fish (kr[add] f[i^]sh ), Crayfish Cray fish (kr[=a] f[i^]sh ), n.; pl. { fishes} or { fish}. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. [ e]crevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See {Crab}. The ending fish arose from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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