What do the words “renaissance,” “nation,” and “nature” have in common? They all come from the Latin word “nascor,” which means “to be born.”
Latin students will be participating in the online National Classical Etymology Exam, which will ask similar questions, after school this Wednesday, November 28.
As stated on the official NJCL website, this exam tests the “ability to handle both Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language.” Although most of the exam covers Latin derivatives, some Greek derivatives make an appearance as well. It consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within a 45-minute time period.