From Middle English crafti, crefti, from Old English cræftiġ ("ingenious; skilful; crafty; cunning; virtuous; powerful"), from Proto-Germanic *kraftagaz, *kraftugaz, equivalent to craft + -y. Cognate with Saterland Frisian kräftich, West Frisian krêftich, Dutch krachtig, German Low German krachtig, German kräftig.
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