creed etymology

English word creed comes from Proto-Indo-European *ḱred dʰeh₁ - (to place one's heart, i.e. to believe, which is from *ḱḗr meaning heart), and later Proto-Italic *krezdō (believe)

Detailed word origin of creed

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ḱred dʰeh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to place one's heart, i.e., to trust, believe; a compound form of *ḱḗr (“heart”)
*krezdō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To believe.
credere Latin (lat) believe
credo Old English (ang) believe
creed English (eng) To believe; to credit. (rare) The fact of believing; belief, faith.. (specifically, religion) A reading or statement of belief that summarizes the faith it represents; a confession of faith for public use, especially one which is brief and comprehensive.. That which is believed; accepted doctrine, especially religious doctrine; a particular set of beliefs; any summary of principles or [...]

Words with the same origin as creed

Descendants of *ḱred dʰeh₁-
credible credit discredit incredible