Is the word Cretin a corruption of the word Christian or vice versa?
- Zena IC XC NIKALv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Word Tutor: cretin ... Ελληνική (Greek) n. - κρετίνος ..
YES CRETIN DID DERIVE FROM THE WORD CHRISTIAN
AS A DEROGATORY TERM ( used for Feeble Minded People and ( Village Idiots and( and ALL who thought Chrsitainity was not True)
Yes Cretin is A corruption ( slang ) of Christian
Definition cre·tin (krēt′'n; Brit kre′tin)
a person suffering from cretinism
a very stupid or foolish person
Yes Cretin is A corruption ( slang ) of Christian.
A condition of endemic or inherited idiocy, accompanied by physical degeneracy and deformity (usually with goiter), frequent in certain mountain valleys, esp. of the Alps.
Yes Cretin. ( from the Greek Word of Christian)
was Used for as Cretin ( for feeble minded people Cretins)Source(s): YourDictionary.com cretin2Everything2.Com WordTudor.com
- 1 decade ago
A Cretin is a native resident of Crete.
- NorthstarLv 71 decade ago
No, a Cretan is a resident of Crete. People of many different nationalities heard the disciples speak in tongues on the day of Pentecost. One such people group listed in the passage
Acts 2:8-12 is Cretans.
- heartlessLv 41 decade ago
cretin is a word that describes a vulgar person or stupid person. i don't think it has anything to with the word christian other than they sound similar.
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- DavidLv 41 decade ago
The word Creton comes from a pathological disorder of dwarfism. Look it up.Source(s): Pathology: Glands
- terry bLv 41 decade ago
It is in reference to a person from Crete
- much2muchcoffeeLv 41 decade ago