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Ancient Word Origins

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Etymology
Ancient Word Origins game quiz
"Understanding the word origins may give us a better and deeper insight of the terms we use daily."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Which term comes to us from the Anglo-Saxon root 'cnawan'?
    knowledge
    crawl
    gnaw
    cruise


2. Which word comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'faeder'?
    leader
    feeler
    father
    fair


3. Which word comes to us from the Anglo-Saxon term 'monn'?
    love
    moan
    man
    marry


4. Which word comes to us from the Latin root 'possum'?
    power
    manifestation
    fake
    love


5. Which term comes from the Anglo-Saxon term 'sai'?
    savor
    sail
    sea
    sense


6. Which of these words is derived from the Anglo-Saxon term 'sprecan'?
    peculate
    spalt
    specious
    speak


7. Which term comes from the Latin, meaning 'I turned'?
    veritable
    tergiversate
    virtually
    universe


8. Which term comes from the Anglo-Saxon term 'witan'?
    whimper
    whisper
    wisdom
    women


9. Which term comes from the Anglo-term 'sawel' or 'sawl'?
    soul
    saw
    sow
    soil


10. Lastly, which term is derived from the Anglo-Saxon root 'ded'?
    day
    diurnal
    thought
    death


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Compiled Jun 28 12