creta

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See also: Creta and cretă

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin creta. Doublet of greda.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

creta f (plural cretes)

  1. chalk (a soft, white, powdery limestone)

See also[edit]

  • guix (piece of chalk)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin creta.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

creta f (plural cretas)

  1. chalk

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin creta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkre.ta/, /ˈkrɛ.ta/[1]
  • Rhymes: -eta, -ɛta
  • Hyphenation: cré‧ta, crè‧ta

Noun[edit]

creta f (plural crete)

  1. chalk
  2. clay

References[edit]

  1. ^ creta in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]


Ladin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

creta f (plural cretes)

  1. credit (financial)
  2. confidence

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown; perhaps:

Noun[edit]

crēta f (genitive crētae); first declension

  1. chalk
  2. clay, clayey soil
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative crēta crētae
Genitive crētae crētārum
Dative crētae crētīs
Accusative crētam crētās
Ablative crētā crētīs
Vocative crēta crētae
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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006) The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (Oxford Linguistics), New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 121: “*tkʷreh₁yot- ‘clay’”
  2. ^ Adams, Douglas Q. (2013), “×kwraiññe*”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, pages 259–260
  3. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “crēta”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 144

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

crēta

  1. inflection of crētus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Participle[edit]

crētā

  1. ablative feminine singular of crētus

References[edit]

  • creta”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • creta”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • creta in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • creta”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • creta”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin crēta. Compare greda.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɾeta/, [ˈkɾe.t̪a]
  • Hyphenation: cre‧ta

Noun[edit]

creta f (uncountable)

  1. (geology) chalk (rock)
    Synonym: caliza de Creta
  2. (Dominican Republic) the labia minora; the vaginal lips

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