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From Proto-Indo-European *ḱreh₁- (to grow), the same root of Latin crēscō.



crēber (feminine crēbra, neuter crēbrum); first/second declension

  1. thick, numerous, frequent, repeated
  2. abundant, crowded with

Usage notesEdit

May describe physical objects that appear in a multitude, or immaterial objects.


First/second declension, nominative masculine singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative crēber crēbra crēbrum crēbrī crēbrae crēbra
Genitive crēbrī crēbrae crēbrī crēbrōrum crēbrārum crēbrōrum
Dative crēbrō crēbrae crēbrō crēbrīs crēbrīs crēbrīs
Accusative crēbrum crēbram crēbrum crēbrōs crēbrās crēbra
Ablative crēbrō crēbrā crēbrō crēbrīs crēbrīs crēbrīs
Vocative crēber crēbra crēbrum crēbrī crēbrae crēbra

Derived termsEdit



  • creber in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • creber in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • creber in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • rich in ideas: sententiis abundans or creber (opp. sententiis inanis)
    • to place a close line of sentry-posts: vigilias crebras ponere (Sall. Iug. 45. 2)
    • to make a sally, sortie from the town: crebras ex oppido excursiones facere (B. G. 2. 30)