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English words derived from Latin 'facere'
Can you name the 20 words partially or wholly derived from Latin 'facere', 'to make, to do'?
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Additional etymological notes sourced from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) online.
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Latin 'facienda', 'things to be done'.
Truth; something that is true
Latin 'factum', 'thing done'.
Candy and sweetmeats
Latin 'confectionem', 'something prepared' (literally 'something made together').
Remarkable act or achievement
Latin 'factum', 'something done'.
(mathematics) The product of all natural numbers less than or equal to a given natural number
Latin 'factor', 'maker, doer'.
Forged or copied, as money may be
Latin 'contrafacere', 'to make in opposition'.
Promoting peace; Earth's largest ocean
Latin 'pacificus', 'peace-making'.
Exact copy; machine for sending such copies
Latin 'fac simile', 'make similar' (imperative).
Prevailing or popular style, said particularly of clothes
Latin 'factionem', 'group of people acting together'.
To irritate or erode by rubbing; to annoy
Latin 'calefacere', 'to make warm'.
Something (often unusual) found sexually desirable
Latin 'facticius', 'made by art'.
To fix, to remedy
Latin 'rectificare', 'to straighten, make right'.
School pupil given official authority over others
Latin 'præfectus', 'public overseer' (literally 'one put in front').
An opening in the human body
Latin 'orificium', 'an opening' (literally 'mouth-making').
Business; illicit sexual relationship
French 'a faire', 'to do', from Latin 'ad facere',
Latin 'artificialis', 'made or contrived by art'.
Pertaining to the sense of smell
Latin 'olfactorius', 'used for smelling'.
Adequate in amount, enough
Latin 'sufficere' (literally 'to make/do under').
Driver of a private automobile, especially a limousine
French 'chauffeur', 'stoker', from Latin 'calefacere', 'to make warm'.
Turned to stone; extremely frightened
Latin 'petrificare', 'to make into stone'.
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