Focal an Lae #87
The Word of the Day in Irish

Word: creid (KREHJ) [k′r′ed′]

Meaning: creid = believe


History: Old Irish “cretim” (I believe), Welsh “credu” and Breton “kredi” all come from a Common Celtic root *kred-, which is ultimately from Indo-European *kred-dhə- (to place trust), compounded from the root words *kerd- (heart) and *dhē- (to put). The English cognates “creed”, “credit” and “credible” all derive from the Latin verb “credo” (believe).

Scottish Gaelic: creid

2008-06-19 CPD