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]

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.

Inflection[edit]

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

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Descendants[edit]

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]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɾeo/, [ˈkɾe̞o̞]
  • (file)

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.