Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Woid Noid Exercise 8: Greek Style

Play a game of synonyms that stem from the three main sources of our words: Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek. These words may not mean exactly the same thing ("synonym" may be defined as two or more words of the same language having the same or nearly the same essential meaning in some or all of its senses). Fill in the blanks with the correct words matching its root language.

Example:
Anglo-Saxon: foretell
Latin: predict
Greek: p-------

And the answer is: prophesy.

Writers of the first TWO sets of correct answers posted in "comments" with all the missing words on the following list will receive a copy of Found magazine #1. The six previous winners aren't eligible (you know who you are, but play along anyway, OK?). I have provided the first letter of some of the harder words.

Winners to be determined by me.

AS= Anglo-Saxon
L= Latin
G= Greek

1. AS: madman; L:-------; G: maniac
2. AS: worship; L: adore; G: i------
3. AS: ----; L: volume; G: tome
4. AS: true; L: g------; G: authentic
5. AS: forgiveness; L: pardon; G: a------
6. AS: ----------; L: sorcery; G: magic
7. AS: fiendish; L: infernal; G: d---------
8. As: heavenly; L: c--------; G: ethereal

Answers will be posted next week.

9 Comments:

Blogger G. Brooke said...

1. lunatic
2. idolize
3. book
4. genuine
5. amnesty
6. witchcraft
7. diabolical
8. celestial

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Laker Fan said...

lunatic; idolize; book; genuine; amnesty; witchcraft; diabolical; celestial

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. AS: madman; L:LUNATIC; G: maniac
2. AS: worship; L: adore; G: IDOLIZE
3. AS: BOOK; L: volume; G: tome
4. AS: true; L: GENUINE; G: authentic
5. AS: forgiveness; L: pardon; G: AMNESTY
6. AS: WITCHCRAFT; L: sorcery; G: magic
7. AS: fiendish; L: infernal; G: DIABOLICAL
8. As: heavenly; L: CELESTIAL; G: ethereal

I received my Found the other day and have had fun looking through it so far. Since then I've been on the lookout for my own Found items. Thanks!

-Jenna

11:11 PM  
Anonymous handworn said...

1. lunatic
2. idolize
3. book
4. genuine
5. amnesty
6. witchcraft
7. diabolical
8. celestial

3:29 PM  
Anonymous leslie in ca said...

1. lunatic
2. idolize
3. book
4. genuine
5. amnesty
6. witchcraft
7. diabolical
8. celestial

I posted these before I looked at the other responses, and I see I'm too late. But I've already typed them, so I'm posting them anyway, dammit.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. AS: madman; L:lunatic; G: maniac
2. AS: worship; L: adore; G: i------
3. AS: book; L: volume; G: tome
4. AS: true; L: genuine; G: authentic
5. AS: forgiveness; L: pardon; G: amnesty
6. AS: witchcraft; L: sorcery; G: magic
7. AS: fiendish; L: infernal; G: diabolical
8. As: heavenly; L: celestial; G: ethereal

YAY! Only couldn't work out one!

2:18 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

1. L: lunatic
2. G: Idolize
3. AS: book
4. L: genuine
5. G: absolution (noun form does not match letter count, but the verb, absolve, does)
6. AS: necromancy
7. G: diabolical
8. L: celestial

1:03 AM  
Blogger Penelope said...

1. lunatic
2. idolize
3. part
4. genuine
5. amnesty
6. witchcraft
7.diabolical
8. celestial

8:15 AM  
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