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This assignment will be due on Tuesday 2 January.
Look up the words in the list given below in four languages: German, French, Italian, and Spanish. Use print dictionaries or find on-line dictionaries at YourDictionary.
Which words are cognate in all five languages? Which are cognate in two, three, or four? Which words trace back to a single source ancestral to all five? Which are probably recent imports into one or more of the five? What historical events are encoded in the present words and their etymologies?