crier

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English cryer, criour, from Old French crieor (Modern French crieur), derived from the verb crier. Synchronically analyzable as cry +‎ -er.

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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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Aromanian[edit]

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Probably from Latin cerebrum through a Vulgar Latin root *crebrum or possibly from the diminutive form cerebellum through a root *crebellum (compare the variant form, also found in Megleno-Romanian, which seems to still preserve the -l-). Compare Romanian creier.

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crier m (plural crieri)

  1. brain

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French crier, from Old French crier, crider, from Medieval Latin crīdāre (to clamour, cry out, publish, proclaim) (compare Spanish gritar, Occitan and Catalan cridar, Italian gridare). Perhaps from Latin quirītō (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 *greyd- (to shout). Akin to Middle Dutch crīten, krīten (Dutch krijten (to cry, cry out)), Middle Low German krîten (to shriek, cry out), Middle High German krīzen (to cry out loudly) (German kreißen (to wail in childbirth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁi.je/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

crier

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

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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crier (gerund criethie)

  1. (Jersey) to shout

Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin crīdō (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 *greyd- (to shout). Akin to Middle Dutch crīten, krīten (Dutch krijten (to cry, cry out)), Middle Low German krîten (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

Conjugation[edit]

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.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cry
  • French: crier

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