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Where did Words Come From?

written by: DieZel
 
The word etymology comes from the Greek words "etymon", which translates into "the true meaning of a word", and "logos", meaning science. In each question, guess where the word came from.

Question 1:


The word "tycoon" means "a wealthy businessperson". What language does it come from?
Russian
Latin
Chinese
Greek

Question 2:


Apart from being the name of a well-known rock group, "placebo" also means "an innocuous medicine, prescribed only for psychological effect over the patient or for experimentations". But what is its true meaning in Latin?
Pleasure
Harmless
Hypnotism
I shall please

Question 3:


The original meaning of the word "grotesque" was very different from the one we know. What was it?
Big
Fantastic
Illiterate
Foolish

Question 4:


The Amazon estuary is truly magnificent. The word "estuary" comes from this language.
Latin
Spanish
Chinese
Portuguese

Question 5:


The word devil is derived from the Greek word "diabolos". What does diabolos mean?
Insane
Silly
Offender
Accuser

Question 6:


After a divorce, the court might order one of the sides to pay an alimony. What are the origins of the word alimony?
Greek
Latin
Japanese
Turkish

Question 7:


The Greek word "kome" means "hair of the head". Which one of these words derives from it?
Comet
Comb
Court
Coma

Question 8:


The name of the flower "dandelion" comes from this language.
Portuguese
Swedish
Anglo-Saxon
French

Question 9:


A good sense of humor is highly valued everywhere. The original meaning of the word "humor" in Latin (more accurately "umor") is this.
State of mind
Body fluid
Good joke
Good word usage

Question 10:


The word "nice" is very popular nowadays, but its original meaning in Latin is not as nice.
Clumsy
Disobedient
Ignorant
Hideous

 


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