The English Language
Borrowed Words From
These are some of the oldest borrowed words in English. Many of them came via Latin.
There are a number of calendar words, one planet and the name of Rome itself.
|The fourth month of the Western calendar.
|from 'harena', sand
|An area of sand where theatre and combat took place.
|Part of a temple or church.
|An old calendar term as in 'Ides of March'.
|from 'Janus' (the ancient Italian two faced god)
|The first month of the Western calendar.
|A mathematical term.
|The sixth planet.