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Week 3. Vulgata: Samson.

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Etymology Board

Choose four of the following words. For each word, note:

Please do not cut and paste from online dictionaries. You will certainly want to consult some dictionary (dictionary.com, yourdictionary.com, etc.), but please make sure that you write out the etymological explanation in your own words. Example:

tonsure: the way that monks and priests have their heads shaved; from Latin tondeo, tondere: to clip or shear (like sheep); the monks get their hair cut off like sheep getting shorn

When you are done, post your answers on the Etymology Discussion Board at Blackboard. You need to have posted your answers by Tuesday midnight.

ambidextrous
capillary
capital punishment
cognate
complexion
concatenation
conviction
crinoline
desiccate
enervate

ferrotype
force
funicular
genuflect
Host [eucharistic]
ignes fatui
insidious
invincible
jugular
lassitude

ligature
muliebrity
principality
R.I.P.
retort
routine
sinuous
tonsure
valedictory
valetudinarian

Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring 2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/ for more info.
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