criterion etymology

English word criterion comes from Proto-Indo-European *krey-

Detailed word origin of criterion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*krey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
κρίνω Ancient Greek (grc)
κριτής Ancient Greek (grc)
κριτήριον Ancient Greek (grc)
criterion New Latin (la-new)
criterion English (eng) A standard or test by which individual things or people may be compared and judged.

Words with the same origin as criterion

Descendants of *krey-
certain concern concrete crime criminal crisis critic critical decree discreet discretion easy espresso express hypocrisy hypocrite reindeer riddle rim rinse secret