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The study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags is called...
Vexillology is the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general. A person who studies flags is a vexillologist, one who designs flags is a vexillographer, and the art of flag-designing is called vexillography.
What does the Japanese word "tsunami" mean?
A tsunami is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions have the potential to generate a tsunami. The word originated in Japan, and is a combination of two words: tsu (which means "harbor") and nami (which means "wave").
What does the word "judo" literally mean?
The word consists of two kanji, "ju" meaning "gentle" (the same is used in "ju-jitsu", meaning "gentle skill") and "do" meaning "way" (also used in "aikido", often translated as "the Way of harmonious spirit").
What does the word "karaoke" literally mean?
"one man standing"
In Japan, it has long been common to provide musical entertainment at a dinner or a party. In 1971, Daisoki Inoue, a Japanese drummer musician, made a tape recorder-like machine that played songs for a 100-yen coin each - and leased them out so that the stores did not have to buy new songs on their own. Soon, new businesses called karaoke boxes, with compartmented rooms, became popular.
What does the word "Bible" literally mean?
English word Bible comes from Latin biblia sacra "holy books". The plural "biblia" was often improperly interpreted as singular feminine, hence the old Anglo-Latin singular "biblia". The root "biblia" is shared with words such as bibliographer or bibliophilia, unrelated to the Bible.
What does the word "karate" literally mean?
"way of the thunder"
"way of the master"
Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of the Ryukyu Islands (called 'te' in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane.
The origin of the word "bikini" comes from ...
the name of the original designer Louis Bikini
the Hawaiian word baikhinii
the city it was for the first time presented in
the Bikini Atoll at the Pacific Ocean
The name for the bikini design was coined in 1946 by Parisian engineer Louis Réard, the designer of the bikini. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the nuclear bomb was taking place.