posted by kerry on .
The words chemistry,sherbet,elixir, and zero were borrowed from which language?
. I choose D.
p.s. am i correct?
Sherbet comes from Persian and Turkish.
Chemistry has similar word origins in Greek and Egyptian.
Elixir is of Arabic origin
The concept of zero came from Hindu, Babylonian and Arabic cultures, but the Arabic word 'sifr' does not sound much like zero. Greeks changed it to zefiro.
The answer they probably want is Arabic, but matters are a lot more complicated, as you see.