Word/Phrase origins

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Can you name the Anglicised modern phrases from their original word or phrase?

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Original word/phrase/meaningModern word/phraseLanguage/Reason for change or invention
Eke-nameChinese whisper
HashashinPersian
Helpe meetOld Testament
DécheveléFrench
God blind meChinese whisper
NadderChinese whisper
Lamb raised in house and reared by handGeneral application
RibbesperGerman
NoumpereChinese whisper
Original word/phrase/meaningModern word/phraseLanguage/Reason for change or invention
Anglo-Saxon word for foodDue to larger variety in diet
To have another think comingChinese whisper
NapronChinese whisper
Word created to be longest in English languageEverett M. Smith in 1935
Verloren HoopDutch
Bog StandardChinese whisper and general application
GagéeFrench
l'eprit d'escalierFrench/Thinking of a witty response too late
Ad breviareLatin

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