Top 10 Latin factsLatin quiz
What does Borussia mean in the name of the Borussia Dortmund club? (this is not a word in German)
Prussia. The name Borussia comes from Latin and means Prussia.
Which chemical element forms compounds which are typically intensely colored?
Chromium. The name of chromium means colour in Greek. Its compounds are used as pigments, including chrome yellow which had been used to paint school buses and chromium oxides used as a green color in glassmaking. Natural rubies are colored red due to chromium ions.
What literally means Latin: "divide et impera"?
Divide and rule (from Latin dīvide et imperā), or divide and conquer, in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures, and especially prevents smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and fomenting discord among the people. It was heavily used by British Empire in India and elsewhere.