critic etymology

English word critic comes from Proto-Indo-European *krey-, and later Latin criticus ((medicine) critical, decisive A critic.)

Detailed word origin of critic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*krey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
κρίνω Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
κρίσις Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
κριτικός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
criticus Latin (lat) (medicine) critical, decisive A critic.
critique Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
critic English (eng) (an act of criticism). (the art of criticism). A person who appraises the works of others.. A specialist in judging works of art.. An opponent.. One who criticizes; a person who finds fault. (obsolete, ambitransitive) To criticise.

Words with the same origin as critic

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