See also: Creer and créer

AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

creer

  1. Alternative form of creyer

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

creer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of creō

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin crēdere, present active inifinitive of crēdō, from Proto-Italic *krezdō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱred dʰeh₁- (to place one's heart, i.e. to trust, believe), compound phrase of oblique case form of *ḱḗr (heart) and *dʰeh₁- (to put, place, set).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

creer

  1. to believe

DescendantsEdit

  • Galician: crer
  • Portuguese: crer

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish creer[1], from Latin crēdere, present active infinitive of crēdō, from Proto-Italic *krezdō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱred dʰeh₁- (to place one's heart, i.e. to trust, believe), compound phrase of oblique case form of *ḱḗr (heart) and *dʰeh₁- (to put, place, set).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

creer (first-person singular present creo, first-person singular preterite creí, past participle creído)

  1. (transitive) to believe
  2. (transitive) to think, to believe, to reckon, to be of the opinion
    Synonyms: pensar, opinar
    Creo que es mejor así.I believe it's better this way.

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: i becomes y before o or e.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “Los futuros en el español medieval, sus orígenes y su evolución”, in Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México[1] (PDF, in Spanish), 1982-1983, page 105