Top 10 words facts Selected as the most interesting among languages related questions in Languages quiz What does the name 'Sophia' literally mean?Wisdom. Sophia means wisdom in Greek and Latin. Philosophia means "love of wisdom". ... So all Sophia Loren's fans could be called philosophers.Created by: Kasiawomen facts » 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.orgBible facts » What does the word "karaoke" literally mean?"empty orchestra". In Japan, it has long been common to provide musical entertainment at a dinner or a party. In 1971, Daisoki Inoue, a Japanese drummer musician, made a tape recorder-like machine that played songs for a 100-yen coin each - and leased them out so that the stores did not have to buy new songs on their own. Soon, new businesses called karaoke boxes, with compartmented rooms, became popular.Created by: globalquiz.orgsinging facts » What does the word "geisha" literally mean?Artist. The word consists of two kanji, "gei" meaning "art" and "sha" meaning "person" or "doer".Created by: globalquiz.orgJapan facts » What does the word "kendo" literally mean?"way of the sword". The word consists of two kanji, "ken" meaning "sword" (the same is used in "shuriken", meaning "sword hidden in hand") and, easily recognizable, "do" meaning "way" (known from "judo", "aikido" or "bushido").Created by: Pritam Meiteimartial arts facts » What does the word "judo" literally mean?"gentle way". The word consists of two kanji, "ju" meaning "gentle" (the same is used in "ju-jitsu", meaning "gentle skill") and "do" meaning "way" (also used in "aikido", often translated as "the Way of harmonious spirit").Created by: Riho Ishiilanguages facts » What does the word "karate" literally mean?"empty hand". Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane.Created by: globalquiz.orglanguages facts » What does the word "kamikaze" literally mean?"divine wind". The Kamikaze were two typhoons that defeated Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281. The latter fleet of possibly more than 1000 ships is said to have been the largest attempted naval invasion in history until the D-Day.Created by: karate kidlanguages facts » Where does the word "aloha" come from?A word in Hawaiian language. Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion and mercy. Created by: globalquiz.orgHawaii facts » Which of these terms is an acronym?All of the above. Laser stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation"; Radar for "Radio Detection and Ranging"; Sonar for "Sound Navigation and Ranging"Created by: Steve Lambertyetymology facts » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.