Quiz 1: Etymology

The effect of propaganda depends only on the connotative meanings of words.
false
Hemi- and semi- are cognate forms.
true
The majority of Modern English words are derived from Anglo-Saxon.
false
The name February commemorates a festival of purification.
true
The connotations of a word have little effect on its literal meaning.
false
1.) convinces through connotations.
2.) association or suggestion.
3.) the process of word gaining a negative meaning.
4.) related or analogous.
5.) an external reference.
6.) restricting in meaning.
7.) history of a word.
8.) symbol for thing or concept.
1.) propaganda.
2.) connotation.
3.) pejoration.
4.) cognate.
5.) allusion.
6.) specialization.
7.) etymology.
8.) referent.
Select the correct response.

Etymology is derived from two Greek words and means _____.

the study of original word meaning.
Two forms of the same word are called _____.
doublets
The Greek root chron means _____.
time
The Greek combining form hepta- means _____.
seven
Give the original language from which this term was derived. You may use a dictionary.
chivalry
Old French
Give the original language from which this term was derived. You may use a dictionary.
razor
Old French
Which of the following contribute to changes in language (List all that apply.)?
historical events
inventions
discoveries
new ideas
individuals
Every culture has a name for a deity.
true
Identify the process illustrated.

Doom. The original meaning was judgment, whether favorable or unfavorable. The sense of condemnation prevailed, making doom synonymous with destruction.

pejoration
Identify the process illustrated.

Rent. (From Latin reddita, things which are returned.) Rente, the French original of rent, meant income. The English meaning is income from property.

specialization
What is the meaning of this Greek root?

osteo

bone
What is the meaning of this Greek root?

hetero

other