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Are there any English words that originated in sinhalese?
algebra, alchemy (Arab) bungalow, curry, khaki (Indian) anorak, kayak (Eskimo) zeitgeist, schadenfreude (German) macaroni, zucchini, graffiti, cappucino (I…talian) bandalero, tango, guerrilla (Spanish) tromp-l'oeil, courgette, portmanteau (French) boom, advocaat (Dutch) vodka (Russian) okay (American) geyser (Icelandic) fjord (Norwegian) shanghai (Chinese) banzai, karaoke, karate, kamikaze (Japanese) hula-hula, bikini (Polynesian)
The Angles were a Germanic tribe living in the 5th-6th centuries that invaded Britain and gave their name to the English. The Old English word- Englaland- means 'land of the A…ngles'.
There are over 500,000 of them, so it's a little much to try to list them.
mitin (from English meeting) esmoquin (from English smoking) líder (from English leader)
Up to the 19th Century CE, new words in English tended to be made up from Latin. However, due to the limited scope of Latin, it was then decided to use Classic Greek. So… English is now littered with Greek prefixes and compound words. Example prefix: pan = all, hence Pan-American Airlines (All-American Airlines), Pan-Pacific Games (All-Pacific Games) Example compound word: tele = afar, phonos = sound, hence telephone (sound from afar) - think of other words starting with tele Single word: nike = victory, hence the brand of sportswear Clues: the Greek letters phi and psi give clues to borrowed words - so words with those sounds are obvious borrowings eg philosophy (philos = love, sophos wisdom, love of wisdom) and psychology (psyche = soul,spirit, logos = disourse, science of interpreting the human mind) are obvious borrowings. Think of all the words with logy at the end of them. Names: hippos = horse, potamos = river hence hippopotamus (river horse); philos = love, hippos = horse hence Philip (horse lover); philos = love, dendron = tree, hence philodendron (plant that loves to climb on trees). And so it goes on - tens of thousands of 'em.
Only one. The word "ogee" as applied to a decorative double-curve design (OG), also known as "gula". Most famously used in clock cases including a 19th-Century brass des…ign by Chauncey Jerome. When used in architecture, this feature is known as "cyma reversa".
There are too many of them to be listed here. A group of them is all English words spelled with ph, instead of f. See: philosophy, photography, catastrophe, telephone, phr…ase, phase, epiphany Another category, is all the words ending in -on and having an irregular plural of -a. Example: phenomenon, phenomena A third category, is all the sciences ending in -y: biology, geography, astronomy, trigonometry. (Notice that algebra does not fit - it derives from the Arabic.)
"raththaran" directly translates to "gold", but its like how we use the word "honey". No one literally means "honey" right? lol
My dictionary said it is a middle English word meaning was in use around 1500's. Coming from French, old French samoun. The French word probably came from Latin salmonem
I cannot give the percentage but it is why children have trouble learning to read and spell. We teach all the English rules and we SHOULD teach the French rules along with the… English. The reason is for 300 years the English were forced to speak French when the where successfully invaded by the Normans (resource book, The History of English: This is a book compiled, word for word, from the documentary on the history of English)
buffet, ballet, parlay
The term fascism is derived from the Latin word fasces. The fasces, which consisted of a bundle of rods that were tied around an axe, was an ancient Roman symbol of the …authority of the civic magistrate. They were carried by his lictors and could be used for corporal and capital punishment at his command. The word fascismo also relates to political organizations in Italy known as fasci, groups similar to guilds or syndicates. The symbolism of the fasces suggested strength through unity: a single rod is easily broken, while the bundle is difficult to break. Similar symbols were developed by different fascist movements. For example the Falange symbol is five arrows joined together by a yoke.