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helen sotiriadis's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by helen sotiriadis

lol i just remembered the etymology and i looked it up at dictionary.com to write it nice and tidy:

cretin:
1770–80; < F; Franco-Provençal creitin, crestin human being, lit., Christian (hence one who is human despite deformities)

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