Latin Quiz Questions (177)

Latin is the origin and can help us understand meaning of much of the English language.  

Here are a few Latin words. How many can you translate - even very loosely - into English?

You can do the quiz either:

  • without seeing the answers (see immediately below), or
  • by also seeing the answers, in the wrong order, (further below after the first option)
  1. Umbro?
  2. Agito?
  3. Summa?
  4. Zephyr?
  5. Virgo?
  6. Tridens?
  7. Vox?
  8. Annus?
  9. Tango?
  10. Tribunal?
  11. Scorpio?
  12. Concordo?
  13. Transitus?
  14. Auxilium?
  15. Campus?
  16. Tacitus?
  17. Dux?
  18. Turbo?
  19. Absonus?
  20. Quadrivium?

 

Please note: many of these Latin words have several related English meanings, hence asking above for very loose English meanings. The answers are intended to be the primary meanings, although in some cases there can be related alternative English meanings, and if doping the quiz 'blind' (without seeing the answers), then a good amount of tolerance is appropriate in judging the validity of answers.

Latin Quiz Answers (177)

Answers - Here are the Latin words matched to primary or substantial English meanings.  

  1. Umbro? Shade
  2. Agito? Excite
  3. Summa? Main issue
  4. Zephyr? Wind
  5. Virgo? Young woman
  6. Tridens? Three-pronged
  7. Vox? Voice
  8. Annus? Year
  9. Tango? Taste
  10. Tribunal? Platform
  11. Scorpio? Crossbow
  12. Concordo? Agree
  13. Transitus? Passage
  14. Auxilium? Help
  15. Campus? Arena
  16. Tacitus? Silent
  17. Dux? Leader
  18. Turbo? Whirl
  19. Absonus? Incongruous
  20. Quadrivium? Crossroads

 

Please note: many of these Latin words have several related English meanings, hence the quiz asks for very loose English meanings. The answers are intended to be the primary meanings, although in some cases there can be related alternative English meanings, and if doing the quiz 'blind' (without seeing the answers), then a good amount of tolerance is appropriate in judging the validity of answers.



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