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English Words of Sanskrit Origin

Several English words have been borrowed from the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. This quiz tests your knowledge on some of these words.


 

Quiz ID:#55
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Category:Humanities > Linguistics
Created By:brainster

 



#1   Which popular internet term originates from the Sanskrit word that means "incarnation"?

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#2   This word simply means your deeds, the sum of good and bad that you've done in your life.

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#3   In Sanskrit, this term means repetitive chanting of a certain word or phrase for meditation purpose. In English, it is used in much the same way, and also to represent a tried and tested method to do things in one's experience.

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#4   In Sanskrit, this term means someone knowledgeable who conducts religious ceremonies. In English, an expert in his field who makes comments or gives his opinions.

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#5   What important food item that we mix in practically all hot and cold beverages finds its roots in Sanskrit?

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#6   What word in English meaning "stolen or found treasure" comes from its Sanskrit counterpart?

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#7   Which word meaning "dense forest" in English is taken from a similar meaning Sanskrit word?

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#8   What word in English that means "A force that crushes everything in its path" is taken from Sanskrit?

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#9   Which word in English is used to represent an expert or a knowledgeable person in their field and means "teacher" in Sanskrit?

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#10   What old fashioned mode of transport has its roots in the Sanskrit language, meaning "couch" or "seat"?

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