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Word Origins 4

Who hasn't wondered where our words come from? Words from other languages have reached English in many different ways. See how many you can figure out.


 

Quiz ID:#27493
Fun:*** (2.53)
Difficulty:** (1.85)
Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:MarcM1098Aca*****

 

 

 



#1   The word "disaster" originated with _____.






#2   The word "starboard" originated with _____.






#3   The origins of "adroit" and "gauche" are opposite in meaning.




#4   The word "biscuit" originated with _____.






#5   The word "Ouija" (as in Ouija Board) comes from French and German words that mean the same thing. What do they both mean?

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#6   The word "muscle" originated with _____.






#7   The word "saffron" originated with _____.






#8   The words "kerchief" and "bandanna" are related in their origins.




#9   The word "parliament" originated with _____.






#10   The word "robot" comes from _____.





 

 


   



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