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Week 9: Legenda Aurea: Franciscus.

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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.

apiary
bursar
castle
cellar
circuit
confectionary
crucial
emancipation
extreme unction
exultation
garrulous
glacier
habitual
impecunious
incarceration
laity
mass (i.e. Church ritual)
morose
obey
papal
pedicure
pedigree
preacher
precious
recalcitrant
recessive
replete
rule
secular
seminary
sparse
stigma
taciturn
tangential
ventilator
vermicelli
vestigial
vilify
viviparous


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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