Is the word Cretin a corruption of the word Christian or vice versa?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Cretin.

    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

    Cretin

    Definition cre·tin (krēt′'n; Brit kre′tin)

    noun

    a person suffering from cretinism

    a very stupid or foolish person

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    Yes Cretin is A corruption ( slang ) of Christian.

    cretinism as

    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.

    cretin2Everything2,.Com

    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
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  • 1 decade ago

    A Cretin is a native resident of Crete.

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  • 1 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.

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  • 1 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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  • David
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    1 decade ago

    The word Creton comes from a pathological disorder of dwarfism. Look it up.

    Source(s): Pathology: Glands
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  • 1 decade ago

    It is in reference to a person from Crete

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  • 1 decade ago

    No

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