From metathesis of Middle English crulle, from Middle Dutch crul, crulle, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kruzlǭ, of unknown origin.
Cognate with Saterland Frisian Krulle, West Frisian krul, Dutch krul, German Low German Krull, dialectal German Krolle, Danish krølle, Norwegian krull. Related also to Saterland Frisian Kruus, German kraus, Swedish krusa. Compare also Gothic 𐌺𐍂𐌹𐌿𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌽.
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