Latin Words Unchanged in English
(El Paso, TX)
While doing some research on the Gothic as a genre, I started wondering about the derivations of some of the words associated with it. After consulting the OED, I noticed that the Latin for horror was, well, horror, and began wondering if this was as odd as it seemed to me. Are there many English words which have remained unchanged since the Latin? Thanks!
I'm sure there are thousands of words that remain unchanged in spelling from Classical Latin to Modern English.
It's impossible to list them all, but I'll give a few:
vim and vigor
There are too many thousands to go on! But the truth is, you speak Latin every day, you hear it spoken, you read it and you write it.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher!
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