– from Anglo-Norman crious (also crieis, criois) clamorous,
from crier (vb. cry) + –ous
“… A fool womman, and crious sat in the ʒate doris of hir hous…”
From: The Holy Bible
Made from the Latin Vulgate by John Wycliffe and His Followers.
Edited by the Rev. Josiah Forshall and Sir Frederic Madden.
Volume III, 1850
Proverbs, Cap. IX