crier

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English[edit]

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cry +‎ -er. Compare French crieur.

Noun[edit]

crier (plural criers)

  1. One who cries.
    • 1967, Richard M. Elman, The 28th day of Elul (page 94)
      Once again she had been stricken, beaten down, so violated that to give utterance to her feelings might have outshrilled all the criers in hell.
  2. An officer who proclaims the orders or directions of a court, or who gives public notice by loud proclamation, such as a town crier.

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Probably from Latin cerebellum through a root *crebellum (compare the variant form, which seems to still preserve the 'l') or possibly from cerebrum through a root *crebrum. Compare Daco-Romanian creier.

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crier m

  1. brain

French[edit]

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From Old French crier, from Medieval Latin crīdāre (to clamour, cry out, publish, proclaim) (compare Spanish gritar, Catalan and Occitan cridar, Italian gridare). Perhaps from Latin quiritare (to shriek, wail) (--Diez), or from Frankish *krītan (to cry out, shout, proclaim), from Proto-Germanic *krītaną (to cry out, shout), from Proto-Indo-European *greid- (to shout). Akin to Middle Dutch crīten, krīten (Dutch krijten "to cry, cry out"), Middle Low German krīten "to shriek, cry out", Middle High German krīzen "to cry out loudly" (German kreissen "to wail in childbirth").

Verb[edit]

crier

  1. to cry out
  2. to shout
  3. to creak

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French crier, from Medieval Latin crīdāre (to clamour, cry out, publish, proclaim).

Verb[edit]

crier (gerund criethie)

  1. to shout

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin crīdāre (to clamour, cry out, publish, proclaim), from Frankish *krītan (to cry out, shout, proclaim), from Proto-Germanic *krītaną (to cry out, shout), from Proto-Indo-European *greid- (to shout). Akin to Middle Dutch crīten, krīten (Dutch kryten, krijten "to cry, cry out"), Middle Low German krīten "to shriek, cry out", Middle High German krīzen "to cry out loudly" (German kreissen "to wail in childbirth").

Verb[edit]

crier

  1. to cry out; to shout

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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