[Ads-l] RES: Antedating of "Craps" (Game)

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Wed Jun 13 13:50:04 EDT 2018


Here's another one (there's a bunch):
CREPS - Jeu, originaire d'Angleterre, qui se joue à deux ou plusieurs personnes avec un cornet et trois dés. Le tric-trac, la roulette et le creps (Balzac, Œuvres div.,t. 3, 1850, p. 120).Agiter bruyamment les cornets d'un creps infernal (Sue, Myst. de Paris,t. 6, 1842-43, p. 201).
Prononc. et Orth. : [kʀ εps]. Lar. 19eet DG renvoient à crabs; Nouv. Lar. ill. et Lar. 20eà krabs. Étymol. et Hist. 1788 krabs (P. N. Huyn, La Théorie des jeux de hasard, ou analyse du krabs, du passe-dix... d'apr. Barb. Misc. 29 no19); 1789 kraps (Encyclop. méthod. d'apr. DG); 1838 creps (Ac. Compl. 1842). Prob. empr. à l'angl. crabs subst. plur., terme d'arg. « le plus faible coup de dés : les 2 as » 1768 ds NED auquel se rattache l'anglo-amér. craps jeu de dés (1843 ds NED Suppl.) d'orig. obscure. Bbg. Barb. Misc. 29 1944-52, p. 434. − Behrens Engl. 1927, p. 224.
DAD

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Subject:      RES: Antedating of "Craps" (Game)
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According to an assortment of French dictionaries (not including Larousse,
which doesn't have it, but here's one
http://artflx.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/dicos/pubdico1look.pl?strippedhw=3Dcreps=
)
creps is a dice game that originated in England. One dictionary even says i=
t
is a corruption of English "crabs". 
DAD




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