cretino

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French crétin (fool), from Alpine French crestin (Christian), from Vulgar Latin *christiānus (Christian), from Ancient Greek Χριστιανός (Khristianós, Christian), from Χριστός (Khristós, Christ) (+ -ιανός (-ianós, -ian)), from χριστός (khristós, anointed), from χρίειν (khríein, to anoint; to rub), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrei- (to rub).

Adjective[edit]

cretino (feminine singular cretina, masculine plural cretini, feminine plural cretine)

  1. cretinous

Noun[edit]

cretino m (plural cretini, feminine cretina)

  1. cretin
  2. moron

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French crétin (fool), from Alpine French crestin (Christian), from Vulgar Latin *christiānus (Christian), from Ancient Greek Χριστιανός (Khristianós, Christian), from Χριστός (Khristós, Christ) (+ -ιανός (-ianós, -ian)), from χριστός (khristós, anointed), from χρίειν (khríein, to anoint; to rub), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrei- (to rub).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cretino m (feminine singular cretina, masculine plural cretinos, feminine plural cretinas, comparable)

  1. (pathology) suffering from cretinism
    Synonyms: cretinoso
  2. idiotic; dumb
    Synonyms: bobo, cretinoide, idiota
  3. jerk, a douchebag

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Noun[edit]

cretino m (plural cretinos, feminine cretina, feminine plural cretinas)

  1. (pathology) cretin (one who suffers from cretinism)
  2. (pejorative) cretin; idiot (person of low intelligence or common sense)
    Synonyms: bobo, cretinoide, estúpido, idiota, imbecil
  3. (pejorative) jerk; douchebag (one with unlikable or obnoxious qualities and behaviour)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French crétin (fool), from Alpine French crestin (Christian), from Vulgar Latin *christiānus (Christian), from Ancient Greek Χριστιανός (Khristianós, Christian), from Χριστός (Khristós, Christ) (+ -ιανός (-ianós, -ian)), from χριστός (khristós, anointed), from χρίειν (khríein, to anoint; to rub), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrei- (to rub).

Adjective[edit]

cretino (feminine singular cretina, masculine plural cretinos, feminine plural cretinas)

  1. Affected by cretinism; cretinous
  2. Stupid
    Synonyms: estúpido, necio, idiota

Noun[edit]

cretino m (plural cretinos, feminine cretina, feminine plural cretinas)

  1. A person affected by cretinism
  2. An idiot
    Synonyms: estúpido, necio, idiota, imbécil