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Week 10: Gesta Romanorum: Jovinianus

Background | Background Quiz | Starting Assumptions | Resources
Vocabulary | Etymology | Grammar
Reading Overview | Quiz: English
| Quiz: Latin | Latin Composition
Discussion Questions | Checklist | Perseus Dictionary | Perseus Tool


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.

abject
adventure
ameliorate
calorie
camera
coda
commensal
defenestration
desperado
dispirited
flagellant
fractal
fraction
fractious
gracious
guttural
hermit
impediment
incumbent
January
lachrymose
manse
pacifier
penitentiary
perch
perdition
perforate
pulse
recession
repercussion
respectable
ribald
satellite
sumptuous
uxorious
veritable

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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