Yes, even such a word as English-sounding as «pumpkin» comes from Latin. Actually, this is not exact 100%, in at least two ways… But let’s start from the beginning. The English word «pumpkin» is made up of the root pump‑ and the suffix ‑kin. This suffix, meaning ‘a type of’, is of Germanic origin, but […]
English comes from Latin?!?!
No, it doesn't, but more than 50% of words in English dictionaries do indeed come from Latin (either directly or through French, Spanish, etc.).
Sir, ser, senior, señor
It’s possible that, once you combine all these words, it gets easier to see a connection. But are they really connected, or is the similarity just a coincidence? You very well know the meaning of the word «sir», and probably know that «ser» is an alternative spelling used quite often in fiction, fantasy, etc. (of […]