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Etymology
So I posted like 3-4 weeks ago that I was doing a project about fascinating etymology stories and I got a few great websites:) I only could find a few really funny and interesting stories that my classmates would actually enjoy/ want to listen to. I have been to fun-with-words...
April 30, 2011 by Rebekah

Etymology
I am doing a project on Fascinating Etymology Stories and was wondering if you guys know of any good websites with interesting stories of the origin of words, preferrably not words that came from a persons name. Thanks:)
March 13, 2011 by Abby

english
English III – Unit 1: The Uses and Varieties of English PROJECT: ETYMOLOGY Instructions Look up the following words. Give the etymology of each. State what kind of term, such as mathematical, scientific, political science, history, etc. Include the name of the dictionary ...
September 5, 2012 by OdysseyWare

spanish
1). What is a "cognate"? 2). Why is learning cognates the most efficient and rapid way to learn to read, speak, increase vocabularly and get high marks on tests in a foreign language? Bonus question: What is the relationship between "cognates" and "etymology"? Definition of ...
June 23, 2012 by Francis

kind of etymology
ok so for my etymology class im doing a report and oral presentation on trade names and their etymologies. One of the first things i talk about are how companies or people choose a name for their product or compnay. one of the questions that most companies go by is is it ...
April 10, 2011 by Hannah

english
give the etymology of the root word : BIO and where it is derived from and the definition
January 27, 2009 by mel

Citing
How would you do an in-text citation for something taken from the online etymology dictionary?
April 6, 2008 by Anonymous

English
How do you find the etymology for example of the word panic? In any dictionary (in print or online) there should be a section, often in brackets, that gives you the history of the word. Go here: http://www.answers.com/panic Scroll down to just below the definitions, and you'll...
July 29, 2007 by Dennis

Grammar and Composition
please check my answers: Write true if the statement is true, and false if the statement is false. 1. An Etymology is a type of dictionary. False 2. An unabridged dictionary is a condensed version. False 3. Etymologies appear in [ square brackets ]. True 4. The symbol < ...
October 14, 2009 by y912f

In-text citations of websites
How do I make a citation that's in-text for the online etymology dictionary site? Basically, what goes in parentheses?
April 6, 2008 by Anonymous

Grammar
Which of the following words does NOT share the same etymology as the vocabulary word symmetry? A.synthesize B.symbol C.symphony D.sympathetic I think the answer is B. symbol. Thanks for the help :)
January 29, 2013 by Anon

Science
please help I can't get these lost few words thank you I need the prefix and suffix and the Combining form for each word if there is one thank you so much ahead of time for your help Etymology Mastectomy Neuroma Tachycardia Endotracheal
February 14, 2008 by Amy

Spelling
please help I can't get these lost few words thank you I need the prefix and suffix and the Combining form for each word if there is one thank you so much ahead of time for your help Etymology Mastectomy Neuroma Tachycardia Endotracheal
February 15, 2008 by Amy

etymology
how did wrigley come up the orbit. not the actually product but i need to know the orgin of the product name orbit. thanks:)
March 13, 2011 by Abby

english
we have to find out meaning of words, e.g. english word - sherbet, language of origin - arabic, old word - sharabat, old meaning - drink. please could someone tell me a website that gives language of origin, old word and old meaning. I have tried a couple of online ...
May 17, 2007 by lizbeth

vocab
Directions: Use the underlined etymology clues to help you choose the correct word that is missing from each of the following sentences. 3. The [underlined](Middle English, from Old French boc, "male goat")[/underlined] had a physically demanding job. A. son B. barber C. ...
April 25, 2011 by Brad

english 3
Look up the following words. Give the etymology of each. State what kind of term, such as mathematical, scientific, political science, history, etc. Include the name of the dictionary consulted as well as the publisher and publishing date. ideological: constructivist: Marxist...
March 6, 2013 by evelyn

English
Hi! Could somebody give me some expressions about traveling and tourism? this would help me to write my definition essay! 1. word definition 2. extended def.( history, types) 3. etymology 4. compare and contrastyour term to a closely related one 5. compare+ contrast your term ...
September 22, 2009 by Lulu

health sorta
can someone explain to me how seretonin helps the brain in sleep. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is a site about the nervous system: 1. (Broken Link Removed) 2. http://neurologicalillness.suite101.com/blog.cfm/migraines_and_seretonin_connection (about...
June 28, 2007 by Markie

Quotes about English language origin
So I wanted to start my etymology paper about fascinating word origins with a quote as my attention grabber. I am looking for a quote that talks about the english language and the origin of most of its words. Some interesting quote. I don't even know if there is a type of ...
April 30, 2011 by Rebekah

history
what is a line of rulers that passes power from father to son It could be a hereditary monarchy or a dynasty. It can also be primogeniture if the power and lands pass to the oldest son. Please not #2 below which is taken from an online dictioary. Main Entry: pri·mo·gen·i·ture ...
August 15, 2007 by alicia

Science
The study of human population patterns is called _________________. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Here is what the Online Dictionary says: Main Entry: de·mog·ra·phy Pronunciation: di-'mä-gr&-fE Function: noun Etymology: French dé...
March 18, 2007 by Mack

physical science
The answer to this can be found more quickly by consulting either an online or hardcopy dictionary. Here is an online dictionary definition. Main Entry: ge·ol·o·gy Pronunciation: jE-'ä-l&-jE Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural -gies Etymology: New ...
April 19, 2007 by PsyDAG

superlatives
I was told that at one time the superlative "worst" was not correct. It used to be "bad worse worse"rather than "bad worse worst". Is this true? If so, when did the change take place? Thank you. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. 1. First of all, here is the ...
December 4, 2006 by Mary

English
Help! I can't find any information on the origin of the idiom/expression: Grease someone's palm. Please help me! Scroll down to the Online Etymology Dictionary at this site. It explains related uses of "grease" and gives a date for the origin of "grease one's palm." http://...
February 25, 2007 by Calie

English
Can you check these sentences for me please? Thank you. 1) Who were the Druids and what was their role within the Celtic social system? Refer also (or also refer?) to the etymology of their name. 2) When did te bubonic plague strike England and what were the consequences of ...
February 10, 2011 by Franco

Geo.
What are purposes that tattoos have served both in Canadian culture and in other countries and other times? For example they can be a very compact souvenir of a trip to a distant land. Need to know some answers for I'm writing a paragraph on it. Thanks so much. ^-^ Thank you ...
March 18, 2007 by May

Vocabularay
First of all, look at the definition in the dictionary: Main Entry: van·guard Pronunciation: 'van-"gärd also 'va[ng]- Function: noun Etymology: Middle English vantgard, from Middle French avant-garde, from Old French, from avant- fore- (from avant before, from Late Latin ...
October 23, 2008 by Jason

science
what is the meaning of binomial http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary two names It is used to identify plants You can look it up in an online dictionary. I did. Main Entry: bi·no·mi·al Pronunciation: bI-'nO-mE-&l Function: noun Etymology: New Latin binomium, ...
November 27, 2006 by joey

Shakespeare's "Othello"
What evidence is there that Othello may have been a Mexican? Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. A Mexican may have played Othello but if you are referring to Shakespeare's Othello: A Christian Moor and general of the armies of Venice. P.S. Perhaps you would ...
June 9, 2007 by Juan

history
what is the difference between Vietcong and Vietnamese? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Cong Let us know what you think. =) I still don't get it. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Did you think of using a good dictionary? Main Entry: Viet·cong ...
April 27, 2007 by Anonymous

Blobs....
I would like to learn more about Blobs. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Are you referring to the Minichip games? Let's begin with a definition: Main Entry: [1]blob Pronunciation: 'bläb Function: noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1 a : a...
April 21, 2007 by Tyler

statics
my professor has requested us to find out where the word "moment" evoled from. the moment of a force. the edimology of it. i have tried to locate this, and have since not found it. any suggestions? moment - 1340, "very brief portion of time, instant," in moment of time, from O...
February 15, 2007 by chris

spanish
What is the difference between a refugee and an immigrant. Also, What is the solution the economic problem of hispanics? Thanks for any help that you may have. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. When you want to know the definition of a word, always look in a ...
March 4, 2007 by joe

reading
I need a summary for the following report.Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism; also rarely known as judeophobia) is prejudice against or hostility toward Jews as a group. The prejudice or hostility is usually characterized by a combination of ...
December 8, 2008 by rina

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