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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly a backformation of neo-creo.

NounEdit

creo (plural creos)

  1. (slang) Clipping of creationist.
    • 2004 August 2, Jason, “Around the Blogs”, in Evolutionblog[1]:
      Nelson is just about the only creationist who makes some effort at presenting his ideas in legitimate scientific venues, but Pharyngula does a good job of showing why creo's don't do well in such situations.
    • 2005 March 24, Martinez, Ray, “Re: Natural Selection”, in talk.origins, Usenet[2], message-ID <1111718471.043282.17720@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>:
      Anytime you want to debate an intelligent creo instead of the AiG YEC morons I will promptly oblige you.
    • 2007 September 10, Matzke, Nick, “Iapetus flyby today!”, in Panda's Thumb[3]:
      And of course the creos will say that whatever they find is evidence for a young universe.
    • 2010 December 17, “Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2010”, in National Center for Science Education[4]:
      In Texas, for example, a creo-dominated board of education in 2009 successfully shoehorned creationist language into the life and earth sciences standards.

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AdjectiveEdit

creo (not comparable)

  1. (slang) Clipping of creationist.
    • 2007 November 17, Myers, PZ, quoting raven (username), “The Discovery Institute lies to educators”, in Pharyngula[5], comment #128:
      [comment #128 by "raven"] In the hotbed of creo nonsense, the USA, acceptance of the fact of evolution runs around 99% among relevant scientists.
    • 2008 November 26, Gerard, Mark, “Re: Science be damned!”, in talk.origins, Usenet[6]:
      First, I have to agree with you regarding the many creo sites and their unqualified interpretations of fossil evidence []

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AsturianEdit

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

creo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of crear

GalicianEdit

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

creo

  1. first-person singular indicative present of creare

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *krēāō (to make grow), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (to grow, become bigger), the same root of crēscō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

creō (present infinitive creāre, perfect active creāvī, supine creātum); first conjugation

  1. I create, make, produce
  2. I beget, give birth to
  3. I prepare, cause
  4. I choose

InflectionEdit

   Conjugation of creo (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present creō creās creat creāmus creātis creant
imperfect creābam creābās creābat creābāmus creābātis creābant
future creābō creābis creābit creābimus creābitis creābunt
perfect creāvī creāvistī creāvit creāvimus creāvistis creāvērunt, creāvēre
pluperfect creāveram creāverās creāverat creāverāmus creāverātis creāverant
future perfect creāverō creāveris creāverit creāverimus creāveritis creāverint
passive present creor creāris, creāre creātur creāmur creāminī creantur
imperfect creābar creābāris, creābāre creābātur creābāmur creābāminī creābantur
future creābor creāberis, creābere creābitur creābimur creābiminī creābuntur
perfect creātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect creātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect creātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present creem creēs creet creēmus creētis creent
imperfect creārem creārēs creāret creārēmus creārētis creārent
perfect creāverim creāverīs creāverit creāverīmus creāverītis creāverint
pluperfect creāvissem creāvissēs creāvisset creāvissēmus creāvissētis creāvissent
passive present creer creēris, creēre creētur creēmur creēminī creentur
imperfect creārer creārēris, creārēre creārētur creārēmur creārēminī creārentur
perfect creātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect creātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present creā creāte
future creātō creātō creātōte creantō
passive present creāre creāminī
future creātor creātor creantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives creāre creāvisse creātūrus esse creārī creātus esse creātum īrī
participles creāns creātūrus creātus creandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
creāre creandī creandō creandum creātum creātū

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ReferencesEdit

  • creo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • creo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • creo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[7], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • God made the world: deus mundum aedificavit, fabricatus est, effecit (not creavit)
    • to endanger, imperil a person or thing: alicui periculum creare, conflare
    • to be chosen consul at the elections: comitiis consulem creari
    • to be elected unanimousl: omnes centurias ferre or omnium suffragiis, cunctis centuriis creari
    • to be elected at the age required by law (lex Villia annalis): suo (legitimo) anno creari (opp. ante annum)
    • to elect a consul: consulem creare
    • to name a person dictator: dictatorem dicere (creare)
    • (ambiguous) God is the Creator of the world: deus est mundi procreator (not creator), aedificator, fabricator, opifex rerum
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 142f

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See crear

VerbEdit

creo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of crear.

Etymology 2Edit

See creer

VerbEdit

creo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of creer.