Sometimes, though we scarcely ever notice it, words give clear evidence of where they came from: arrive makes it obvious that Frenchmen reached the river in this way, while Greek helps one to see that harmony came from making a joint, making things fit together. See if you can name the words whos history is briefly summariezed in each of these cases. Get half of them right and you deserve a medal (originally a metal coin).
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"Long Trails of Etymology,"
Word Ways: Vol. 26
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol26/iss3/17