Month: May 2022

What is an ancient word for death?

It has been speculated that Old English had *diegan, from the same source, but it is not in any of the surviving texts and the preferred words were steorfan (see starve), sweltan (see swelter), wesan dead (“become dead”), also forðgan and other euphemisms. What is chaos in Latin? Etymology. From Late Latin chaoticus (“of or […]

What are 7 Romance languages?

The Romance languages are a group of related languages all derived from Vulgar Latin within historical times and forming a subgroup of the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family. The major languages of the family include French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian. What are the 13 Romance languages? The full list of Romance languages […]

What Latin phrase means so on?

et cetera (etc., &c.) In modern usage, used to mean “and so on” or “and more”. What’s another name for a Hindu teacher? Guru (/ˈɡuːruː/ Sanskrit: गुरु, IAST: guru; Pali: garu) is a Sanskrit term for a “mentor, guide, expert, or master” of certain knowledge or field. Is Sceptical about crossword clue? What is the […]

What is the Bible in Hebrew called?

Hebrew Bible, also called Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament, or Tanakh, collection of writings that was first compiled and preserved as the sacred books of the Jewish people. It also constitutes a large portion of the Christian Bible, known as the Old Testament. What did the Jews call the Bible? The Jewish scriptures are called the […]

What is an ancient word for death?

It has been speculated that Old English had *diegan, from the same source, but it is not in any of the surviving texts and the preferred words were steorfan (see starve), sweltan (see swelter), wesan dead (“become dead”), also forðgan and other euphemisms. What’s the Latin name for death? The Latin root word mort means […]