criminal etymology

Romanian word criminal comes from Proto-Indo-European *-men-, Proto-Indo-European *krey-, Latin cerno, Latin -alis

Detailed word origin of criminal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-men- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*krey- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
cerno Latin (lat) I decide. I distinguish, discern, see. I perceive. I separate, sift.
-alis Latin (lat) Used to form adjectives of relationship from nouns or numerals.
*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.
criminalis Late Latin (LL)
criminalis Latin (lat) (Late Latin, Juridical Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin) criminal.
criminel French (fra) Criminal (against the law). Criminal (relating to crime). Criminal (similar to a criminal) Criminal (someone who commits a crime).
criminal Romanian (ron) Criminally Criminal, felon, perpetrator, offender, lawbreaker. Cutthroat, thug. Murderer, slayer Criminal, felonious, lawbreaking. Cutthroat. Murderous, homicidal.

Words with the same origin as criminal

Descendants of *-men-
-mânt armânt complement compliment fundament guvernamental jurământ medicament moment monument mormânt parlament sentiment simțământ veșmânt încalțaminte
Descendants of *krey-
ceartă cerne cernut cernător cert certa certitudine ciur ciura ciurui creion cretă crimă critic decret discret excrement expresie exprimare incrimina ren screme secret săcret
Descendants of cerno
excreție scremet
Descendants of -alis
act actor canal capital central digital egal general homosexual hotel legal mental mintal muzical natural personal principal real realitate regal social spital vital zece