discrimination etymology

English word discrimination comes from Latin discrimen, and later Latin discrimino (I distinguish (between).)

Detailed word origin of discrimination

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
discrimen Latin (lat) Crisis, hazard, danger, risk. Decision. Distinction, difference. Division, separation. Encounter, battle.
discrimino Latin (lat) I distinguish (between).
discrimination English (eng) (sometimes discrimination against) Distinct treatment of an individual or group to their disadvantage; treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality; prejudice; bigotry.. Discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things, with intent to understand rightly and make correct [...]

Words with the same origin as discrimination

Descendants of discrimen
price discriminate