Origin of Diminish
Middle English diminishen blend of diminuen to lessen (from Old French diminuer) (from Latin dīminuere) (variant of dēminuere) (dē- de-) (minuere to lessen) minishen to reduce (from Old French minuiser) (from Vulgar Latin minūtiāre) (from Latin minūtia smallness) (from minūtus small) (from) (past participle of minuere) mei-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French diminuer.
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