crimen etymology

Latin word crimen comes from Proto-Indo-European *krey-, Proto-Indo-European *-men-

Detailed word origin of crimen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*krey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*-men- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*kreimen Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
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.

Words with the same origin as crimen

Descendants of *krey-
certamen certe certo
Descendants of *-men-
argumentum frumentum medicamentum testamentum