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Here are a few on word origins aka etymologies..

Q. A fanatical Ismaili Muslim sect of the time of the Crusades, under leadership of the "Old Man of the Mountains" (translates Arabic shaik-al-jibal, name applied to Hasan ibu-al-Sabbah), with a reputation for murdering opposing leaders after intoxicating themselves by eating hashish. Hence the Arabic word hashishiyyin or "hashish-users" came. Further corruption of the word led to this word in the English. What word?

Q. XXX has its origin from Old English. When the grass is mowed a second crop of grass springs up which when cut yields a XXX. What is XXX ??

Q. John Montagu(the 4th earl of ABC) spent 24 hours on the gaming table without a regular meal and ordered ingredients comprising primarily bread and roasted beef. Hence Y originated.. what was it??

Q. What specie has its origin from an Australinn aborginal word meaning "Drink Nothing"?

Comments

Anonymous said…
1)assassin
2)ethanol
3)sandwich
4)koala
Kuttappan said…
The second is aftermath, isn't it ?
jollyrover said…
Kuttappan completes the list..
ano gets the other 3..!!

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