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It's All Greek to Me!

Greek is a language spoken by more than 10 million people in Greece and by 700,000 in Cyprus. You may know and speak more Greek than you realize. Many of our scientific, medical, and artistic words have the same roots as Greek words. Words that are similar in two languages are called cognates. See how many Greek cognates you can recognize! (Greek words have been transliterated into Latin letters.)


 

Quiz ID:#12767
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:* (0.61)
Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:mosca*us*****

 

 

 



#1   "Pente" is the Greek word for "five". What would be an English cognate for "pente"?






#2   The Greek word for "frugality" is "ikonomia". A cognate for "ikonomia" would be:






#3   The Greek word for "large" is "megas". A cognate for "megas" would be "magnetic".




#4   The Greek word for "word" is "lexi". An English word derived from the same root would be:






#5   The Greek word for "wizard" is "magos". A cognate for "magos" would be:






#6   "Peripatos" is the Greek word for "walk". A cognate of "peripatos" would be:






#7   The Greek word "hora" means "season" or "hour". A cognate for "hora" would be:






#8   The Greek word "toxon" means "poison". An English word related to "toxon" would be:






#9   "Saura" is the Greek word for "lizard". A cognate for "saura" would be:






#10   The Greek word for "moral" is "ethos". A word related to "ethos" would be:






#11   The Greek word for "thought" is "skepsis". A cognate of the word "skepsis" would be:






#12   The Greek word for "blood" is "haima". A word related to "haima" would be:






#13   The Greek word "arthron" means "joint". A cognate of "arthron" would be:







#14   "Anatomia" is the Greek word for "dissection". A cognate for "anatomia" would be:






#15   The Greek word "khoros" means "dance". A word derived from "khoros" would be:






 

 


   



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