Etymology questions This is a list of recently added questions about etymology. Play etymology quiz and see all the questions. What was never named to honor Columbus?A see. There is a State of Colombia. The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo. Columbia University is one of the best universities in the USA. But Columbus see has never exist.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskaaverage 66% a seea see7915a capitala capital1890a universitya university757a countrya country1345geographic discoveries riddles » What's the origin of the word "turquoise"?Turkey as a country. The name Turquoise was established in the seventeenth century and came from the name of Turkey (turquois is French for "Turkish"), because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Acient Romans called this rock Kalalit.Created by: GabrielBaranvery hard 34% Turku City in FinlandTurku City in Finland675Turkey as a countryTurkey as a country1378Turkusy, fake regionTurkusy, fake region941Persian tortoisePersian tortoise999gemstones riddles » What does the French word "coupé", used for two-door automobiles, literally mean?Cut. French coupé is a noun use of past participle of couper "to cut". Since the early 19 century it was used for carrosse coupé "cut-off carriage", a shorter version of the berlin (old type of four-wheeled covered carriage), minus the back seat. The name was first applied to closed two-door automobiles in 1908.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 46% agileagile2245shortshort2638longlong469cutcut4647French language riddles » Who discovered New Zealand?Dutchmen. New Zealand was discovered by Dutch capitan Abel Tasman. It is named after the Dutch province of Zealand (near the Belgian border today).Created by: globalquiz.orghard 52% EnglishmenEnglishmen10318DutchmenDutchmen17223FrenchmenFrenchmen1959SpaniardsSpaniards3164discoveries riddles » What does the word "hippopotamus" literally mean?River horse. Greek hippopotamus comes from hippos "horse" (as in hippodrome) + potamos "river, rushing water" (as in Mesopotamia)Created by: globalquiz.orghard 53% happy pighappy pig1914big beaverbig beaver868wet cowwet cow4409river horseriver horse8159mammals riddles » What does 'Mesopotamia' literally mean?Land between rivers. Since the earliest times, Mesopotamia was known as 'land between rivers' or 'land of rivers' in most of languages. "Mesopotamia" consists of two greek compounds: "Meso" (middle, between, as in Mesoamerica) and "Potamos" (river, as in hippopotamus).Created by: globalquiz.orgvery easy 80% land between riversland between rivers9862middle earthmiddle earth587ancient landancient land631land of the richesland of the riches1145Iraq riddles » Who is the city of St. Louis named after?King of France. Louis IX (1214 – 1270) is the only canonised king of France, mostly due to his support and participation in the crusades. There are many places named after him, including the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and both the state and city of San Luis Potosí in Mexico. Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% early Christian Martyrearly Christian Martyr5635king of Franceking of France17665translator of the Bibletranslator of the Bible1552founder of the Knights Templarfounder of the Knights Templar4125saints riddles » What does the word "Islam" literally mean?Submission. Islam is the only major religion, along with Buddhism (if we consider the name of the religion to come from budh "to awake, know, perceive", and not the Buddha), whose name is not related to a person or ethnic group, but to the central idea of the religion.Created by: Debbie Foxhard 55% faithfaith2097prophecyprophecy1885truthtruth1784submissionsubmission7064Islam riddles » Plato founded school named Academy. What was the name of the school founded by Aristotle?Lyceum. The Lyceum was a gymnasium and public meeting place in Classical Athens named after the Apollo Lyceus, "wolf-god" of the grove that housed the Lyceum. Created by: ex-terminatorhard 49% UniversitionUniversition1411GymnasionGymnasion5242LyceumLyceum7689ParnassusParnassus1172Athens riddles » What does the word "Bible" literally mean?The Books. English word Bible comes from Latin biblia sacra "holy books". The plural "biblia" was often improperly interpreted as singular feminine, hence the old Anglo-Latin singular "biblia". The root "biblia" is shared with words such as bibliographer or bibliophilia, unrelated to the Bible.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 50% The HolinessThe Holiness602The BooksThe Books8968The WordThe Word5839The TruthThe Truth2269words riddles » Play etymology quiz and see all the questions.