crésen

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adj o, ā (Lat. Christianus. Infl. of creitem suggested by Stud. Hib. ii 166 , not likely in view of long -é- of first syll. Cf. 1 créda ?) believing, pious : c.¤ .i. craibhtech .i. sen a chré, O'Dav. 447 . crésean .i. creadhal no craibhtheach, O'Cl. C. credal c.¤ (: ro fésser), Fél. Feb. 4 .

As subst. o, m. believer, religious, pious one: a ceól clūasach na crēssen (: -glésed) ` believers ', Ériu ii 63 § 1 . co cethorchait chréssen (: fésser) `pious ones', Fél. Oct. 24 . A. . . . in c.¤ (: thésed) `the pious one', Fél. Apr. 27 . dāil de forsin cōel cresen (.i. clēirech dognīd), ZCP xii 235 § 51 . ainim cressin ciṅges ar chel . . . regaid éc aitti īar sein di cretair creissin hi Temuir, ZCP xii 238 § 65 . for cresiōn cád, 235 § 52 . fri cuibsena cresion `believers', Laws i 16.15 . cresen .i. cleireach .i. creando (leg. credendo ?), O'Curry 94 ( H 3.18, 66 ). is hé lín creisin bías for Héirinn, Eg. 1782, 17a cited Contribb. 512 .