Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Which present day phenomenon's name is derived from two languages and means 'Pure'?

Asin (The name Asin is the combination of the prefix "A" from the Sanskrit language and the word "Sin" from the English language.It means - "Without blemish - pure".) Incidentally such words made from components of two or more languages are called macaronic words. Triviapettai is a classic case of a macaronic word. So is television (tele from greek & vision from latin).

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