Origin of Discriminate
From Latin discriminatus, past participle of discriminare (“to divide, separate, distinguish”), from discrimen (“a space between, division, separation, distinction”), from discerno (“to divide, separate, distinguish, discern”); see discern, discreet, discrete. Compare crime.
Latin discrīmināre discrīmināt- from discrīmen discrīmin- distinction krei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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