Historical Semantics Notes

Questions

1. What did Semantics originally mean?

2. What is etymology?

3. What is entomology?

4. Where can you find etymological information?

5. Where did the word etymology come from?

6. Which languages provided English with most of its words?

7. What is the origin of the word cook?

8. What is the origin of the word cookie?

9. Where does the word disaster come from?

10. How did the meaning of the English word bird change?

11. How did the meaning of the English word meat change?

12. How did the meaning of the English word field change?

13. How did the meaning of the English word tea change?

14. How did the meaning of the English word crown change?

15. How did the meaning of the English word cunning change?

16. How did the meaning of the English word nice change?

17. How did words like riceburger originate?

18. What was the original meaning of the word hamburger?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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