Credo



[kree-doh, krey-] /ˈkri doʊ, ˈkreɪ-/

noun, plural credos.
1.
(often initial capital letter) the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a musical setting of the creed, usually of the Nicene Creed.
3.
any creed or formula of belief.
/ˈkriːdəʊ; ˈkreɪ-/
noun (pl) -dos
1.
any formal or authorized statement of beliefs, principles, or opinions
/ˈkriːdəʊ; ˈkreɪ-/
noun (pl) -dos
1.
the Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed
2.
a musical setting of the Creed
n.

late 12c., from Latin, literally “I believe,” first word of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds, first person singular present indicative of credere “to believe,” perhaps from PIE compound *kerd-dhe- “to believe,” literally “to put one’s heart” (cf. Old Irish cretim, Irish creidim, Welsh credu “I believe,” Sanskrit śrad-dhā- “faith”). The nativized form is creed. General sense of “formula or statement of belief” is from 1580s.

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