1) An article or essay criticizing a literary or other work; detailed evaluation; review.
From M.Fr. Fr. critique, from L. criticus "a judge, literary critic," from Gk. kritikos "able to make judgments," from krinein "to sift, separate, decide;" cognate with Pers. qarbâl "sieve," → sieve of Eratosthenes. from PIE base *krei- "to sift, distinguish."
Paržan, from Tâti Karingâni puržen, Zazaki pirožin, Tabari parjan "sieve," related to parvizan "sieve" (Laki vežonen "to sift"); ultimately from Proto-Ir. *pari-uaicana-, from the base *uaic- "to separate, sift, select, sort out;" Av. vaēc- "to select, sort out, sift;" Mod.Pers. bixtan, biz- "to sift."