CRIME etymology

English word CRIME comes from Proto-Indo-European *-men-, Proto-Indo-European *krey-, Old English eaþe, Latin adiacens, Middle English -y, Middle English ese, and later Old French eise (Ease (lack of anxiety).)

Detailed word origin of CRIME

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-men- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*krey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
eaþe Old English (ang) That which is easy, the easy Easily Easy, smooth, not difficult.
adiacens Latin (lat)
-y Middle English (enm)
ese Middle English (enm)
ēaþiġ Old English (ang)
eise Old French (fro) Ease (lack of anxiety).
*kreimen Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
aisier Old French (fro) To facilitate. To put at ease.
crimen Latin (lat) (in respect to the accused) The fault one is accused of; crime, misdeed, offence, fault.. (in respect to the accuser) A charge, accusation, reproach; calumny, slander.. A cause of a crime; criminal.. A judicial decision, verdict, or judgment.. An object of reproach, invective.. An object representing a crime.. The crime of lewdness; adultery.
aisié Old French (fro)
eesy Middle English (enm)
crime English (eng) (countable) A specific act committed in violation of the law.. (obsolete) That which occasions crime.. (uncountable) The practice or habit of committing crimes.. (uncountable) criminal acts collectively.. Any great wickedness or sin; iniquity. (nonstandard, rare) To commit crime(s).
CRIME English (eng) (computing) A particular security exploit against secret Web cookies over connections using the HTTPS and SPDY protocols that also use data compression. It relies on observing the change in size of the compressed ciphertext for various inputs.

Words with the same origin as CRIME

Descendants of *-men-
announcement basement commitment compliment development doc document equipment excitement experiment government instrument instrumental investment judgment management mo moment movement punishment retirement settlement statement tournament treatment
Descendants of *krey-
certain concern concrete crime criminal crisis critic critical decree discreet discretion easy espresso express hypocrisy hypocrite reindeer riddle rim rinse secret
Descendants of eaþe
Descendants of adiacens
adjacent ajax at ease bullion ease ease-and-comfort ease-bred ease-room easeful easeth easily easiness easy peasy easy-to-read easygoing easyish ese malaise miseased overeasy speakeasy with ease
Descendants of -y
I'm easy Worthy breathe easy colly easy chair easy-to-write ropy steezy worthy