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Etymology Quiz

A test on word origins & English borrowings. 15 Questions.

 
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1

What language does the word "messiah" come from?

  • Hebrew
  • French
  • Dutch

2

Where do we get the word "mantra" from?

  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
  • Sanskrit

3

Where does the word "opera" come from?

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Russian

4

And the word "coffee"?

  • Turkish
  • Arabic
  • Latin

5

What about "macrobiotic"?

  • French
  • Latin
  • Greek

6

Where do we get the word "sleep" from?

  • Latin
  • Old Norse
  • Old English

7

What about "clandestine"?

  • Latin
  • Polish
  • French

8

What about the word "mobile"?

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin

9

And the word "soul"?

  • Hindi
  • German
  • Old English

10

What about "sauna"?

  • Finnish
  • Norwegian
  • Sanskrit

11

And "angst"?

  • Danish
  • German
  • Yiddish

12

Where is the word "robot" from?

  • Hungarian
  • Czech
  • Russian

13

And the word "bistro"?

  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Greek

14

And the word "panache"?

  • Italian
  • Serbian
  • French

15

What about "calendar"?

  • Greek
  • Latin
  • German

 

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