Language Quiz / 👓 Etymology : colors

Random Language or Color Quiz

Can you guess the colors when given the origin of their name?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Score 0/20 Timer 15:00
Proto-Germanic *grōnizIndo-Euroepan *gʰreh₁- ('to grow')
Proto-Germanic *hwītazIndo-European *ḱweytos ('bright')
Proto-Germanic *grēwazIndo-European *gʰer- ('to glow')
Proto-Germanic *blēwaz, through Anglo-NormandIndo-European *bʰlēw- ('yellow, blond, grey')
Proto-Germanic *raudazFrom an Indo-European root.
French word, from an Alpine languageVulgar Latin 'byssus' ('cottony grey')
Proto-Germanic *gelwazIndo-European *ǵʰelh₃- ('to shine')
Latin 'purpura', a shell and the dye it providesform Greek πορφύρα, perhaps of Semitic origin
From a flower, of unknown originmaybe from a verb, Old English 'pungde' ('pierce, stab')
Arabic قِرْمِز 'qirmiz' (an insect), through SpanishSanskrit कृमि 'kṛ́mi' (worm), through Persian
Old French word for 'Turkish (stone)'Country name from Old Turkish itself
Greek 'κύανος' ('blue')further etymology uncertain
Proto-Germanic *silubrą (a metal)from a common Germanic/Balto-Slavic word
French, name of a flowerFlower name from Latin 'viola'
To honor a Napoleonic victory in ItalyItalian town, from Latin 'castrum Maxentiae'
Proto-Germanic *brūnaz Indo-European *bʰruHn- , same meaning
Old Italian 'melarancia' (a fruit), through FrenchFrom Dravidian, through Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic
Proto-Germanic *gulþą (a metal)Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- ('to shine')
Proto-Germanic, word meaning 'burnt'Indo-European *bʰleg- ('to burn')
Portuguese 'endego', through Spanish, or DutchGreek 'Ἰνδικὸν ' ('Indian [dye]'), through Latin

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Top Quizzes Today

Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.