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What Language Did These Words Come From?

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What Language Did These Words Come From game quiz
"This is a quiz on etymology- the origin of some common words. From what languages did these words originate?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Eden, messiah, cabal
    Yiddish
    Hindi
    Arabic
    Hebrew


2. Pundit, Aryan, mantra
    Tamil
    Arabic
    Japanese
    Sanskrit


3. Segue, bizarre, opera
    French
    Italian
    German
    Portuguese


4. Skunk, raccoon, opossum
    American Indian languages
    Polish
    French
    Dutch


5. Galleon, barbecue, booby
    Dutch
    Portuguese
    Italian
    Spanish


6. Zero, coffee, lemon
    Arabic
    Dutch
    Spanish
    Sanskrit


7. Virus, salary, religion
    Old English
    German
    Latin
    Greek


8. Wisdom, woman, understand
    Dutch
    Norse
    German
    Old English


9. Hero, moron, psyche
    Greek
    Italian
    Latin
    Old English


10. Bum, noodle, wonder
    Norse
    Hebrew
    German
    Yiddish


11. Husband, window, answer
    Dutch
    Norse
    German
    Old English


12. Klutz, schtik, bagel
    German
    Norse
    Hebrew
    Yiddish


13. Denim, despair, turquoise
    American Indian languages
    French
    Dutch
    Italian


14. Ketchup, chow, tea
    Malay
    Chinese
    Tagalog
    Japanese


15. Skosh, tsunami, kamikaze
    Vietnamese
    Chinese
    Japanese
    Tagalog


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