creo

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See also: creó and creò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a backformation of neo-creo.

Noun[edit]

creo (plural creos)

  1. (slang) Short for creationist.
    • 2004 August 2, Jason, “Around the Blogs”, Evolutionblog:
      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”, talk.origins, Usenet:
      Anytime you want to debate an intelligent creo instead of the AiG YEC morons I will promptly oblige you.
    • 2007 September 10, Nick Matzke, “Iapetus flyby today!”, Panda's Thumb:
      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”, National Center for Science Education:
      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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Adjective[edit]

creo (not comparable)

  1. (slang) Short for creationist.
    • 2007 November 17, PZ Myers quoting raven (username), “The Discovery Institute lies to educators”, Pharyngula:
      [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!”, talk.origins, Usenet:
      First, I have to agree with you regarding the many creo sites and their unqualified interpretations of fossil evidence []

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

creo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of crear

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

creo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of crear

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

creo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of crer

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

crèo, /ˈkrɛo/, /"krEo/

Verb[edit]

creo

  1. first-person singular indicative present of creare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Older and original meaning was "to make grow", and can be found in older texts. For further etymology see crēscō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active creō, present infinitive creāre, perfect active creāvī, supine creātum

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

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References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 142f

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See crear

Verb[edit]

creo

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

Etymology 2[edit]

See creer

Verb[edit]

creo

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