- creiel (Banat) (rare, archaic, regional)
Probably from Latin cerebrum, through a root Vulgar Latin root *crebrum (which would have initially yielded *creur in Romanian before undergoing further changes; the -eie- may be due to a chip between two -r-'s, or unetymological; cf. also greier). Alternatively, possibly from the diminutive form cerebellum, through a root *crebellum (compare the rare and dated variant regional form creiel and Aromanian criel (also found in Megleno-Romanian), variant of crier).
creier m (plural creieri)
- mind, spirit
- (figuratively, in expressions- e.g. creierul munților) a remote and difficult to reach location high in the center of a mountain chain