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