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Monday, January 09, 2006

Etymology Quiz

Via Dappled Things.

This is such a fun game. Try it more than once; it changes.

It can be pretty tricky. You can't just guess the root word:

How about the etymological basis of money?

-The Romans erected a temple to Juno and gave the temple the name Moneta, the advisor. That was later the source of the first coin mint, in 269 BCE.

-From the Latin 'monetarius', pertaining to the mint

-From the French 'monei', currency

-From the Greek word meaning 'metal discs'

-After the Greek philosopher Monetius, whose discourse focused on how people could trade services fairly

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