plural of 'criterion' (a Greek word, hence the strange plural)
Bassnett.B. (2002) "Specific Problems of Literary Translation" in
Translation Studies pp79

Original Sentence:
"..., to approach the question of the translation of literary works through close analysis of examples, not so much to evaluate the products but rather to show how specific problems of translation can emerge from the individual translators' selection of criteria."

a standard that you use to judge something or make a decision about something

e.g. the criteria we use to select candidates
the criteria for measuring how good schools are
Academic ability is not the sole criterion for admission to the college.

(Longman Dictionary of Comtemporary English third Edition 2003)