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Great Etymology Quiz

Are you a cunning linguist? 10 Questions.

 
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1

The word 'chocolate' is derived from which language?

  • Aztec
  • Hindi
  • Persian

2

'Buccaneer' is derived from the _____ word for 'smoked meat'.

  • Dutch
  • Old English
  • French

3

Which word was NOT derived from Dutch?

  • Tattoo
  • Spatula
  • Filibuster

4

Match the word to it's language of origin.

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Avatar
  • Adobe
  • Apocalypse
  • Ambulance

Right

  • Latin
  • Greek
  • Sanskrit
  • Spanish

5

From which language is the word 'calico' derived?

  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Hindi

6

Where would I most likely come from if my surname contained the suffix '-escu'?

  • Romania
  • Finland
  • Hungary

7

Which is NOT a germanic language?

  • English
  • Danish
  • Hungarian

8

The word 'mosquito' is derived from the ______ term for 'little fly'.

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

9

From which language do we derive the word 'ketchup'?

  • Mayan
  • Creole
  • Chinese

10

And finally, the word 'bamboo' is derived from which language?

  • Malay
  • Tagalog
  • Burmese

 

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