creole

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See also: Creole, créole, and Créole

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  • "via French" -- term?
  • by time ("between 1595 and 1605"), it wouldn't be French (fr) but Middle French (frm), cp. Wiktionary:About Middle French
  • ", which came" -- to what does the word "which" refer? By word order it, it looks like it refers to creo or create. Compared with creo and create, it doesn't. Instead tbe etymology should be like: "From Middle French [Term?], from Spanish criollo (homey, local yokel), ..."".
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An adaptation of the Castilian Spanish criollo (homey, local yokel), from Portuguese crioulo, diminutive of cria (person raised in one’s house, servant), from Portuguese criar (to rear, to bring up), from Latin creo (to create), which came into English via French between 1595 and 1605.

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creole (plural creoles)

  1. (linguistics) A lect formed from two or more languages which has developed from a pidgin to become a first language.

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creole f

  1. feminine plural of creolo

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