cretino etymology

Italian word cretino comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) Χριστόν, Latin -anus, Vulgar Latin christiānus, Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) Chrestien (Christian Christian.)

Detailed word origin of cretino

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Χριστόν Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
-anus Latin (lat) Of or pertaining to; -ian; usually indicates a relationship of position, possession, or origin.
christiānus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
Chrestien Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Christian Christian.
Christus Latin (lat) (Christianity) Christ (Jesus).
Χριστιανός Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
christianus Latin (lat)
*christiānus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
Christianus Latin (lat) (substantive) a Christian person. Christian.
crestien Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Christian (follower of the religion Christianity).
chrétien French (fra) Christian Christian; follower of the Christian faith.
crestin French (fra)
crétin French (fra) (pejorative, offensive) cretin (stupid; idiotic etc.) (pathology) cretin (someone affected by cretinism) [from 1750]. (pejorative, offensive) cretin (moron; idiot etc.) [from 1835].
cretino Italian (ita) Cretinous Cretin. Moron.

Words with the same origin as cretino

Descendants of -anus
anziano cappellano cristiano italiano lontano puttana quotidiano romano soprano sovrano veterano