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Words Pertaining to Things #3

For each word below, guess what it pertains to. For example, Canine = Dogs.
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Last updated: January 6, 2019
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Word
Pertains to …
Equine
Horses
Nocturnal
Night
Conical
Cones
Cardiac
Heart
Fraternal
Brother
Chromatic
Color
Dermal
Skin
Word
Pertains to …
Numerical
Numbers
Chthonic
Underworld
Martial
War
Arboreal
Trees
Aural
Sound
Numismatic
Coins
Vernal
Spring
Word
Pertains to …
Hydraulic
Water
Linguistic
Language
Uxorial
Wife
Sartorial
Tailoring
Celestial
Heaven
Kinetic
Motion
Olfactory
Smell
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level 58
Jan 7, 2014
Hydraulic doesn't necessary pertain to water. You can have a hydraulic pump that uses any liquid. You could use juice, beer, or oil. Anything liquid would work.
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level ∞
Jan 7, 2014
Strictly speaking, the word hydraulic means "pertaining to water", derived from the Greek word for water. But it also means pertaining to hydraulics, which can use any liquid not just water. So I'll allow liquid now.
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level 65
Sep 24, 2019
It does not. It is derived from hydro (water) and aulos (pipe) and it means in its most general sense 'operated, moved, or effected by means of water', which is definitely not the same as 'pertaining to water'. That would be the prefix 'hydro-'. See Merriam-Webster https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydraulic and Oxford Dictionary https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/hydraulic
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level 80
Jan 7, 2014
Chromatic could also refer to music.
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level 34
Jan 12, 2014
But for the musical definition of chromatic (not in the key, or pertaining to scales made of half steps) I can't think of a way to describe it with one word.
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level 34
Jan 12, 2014
That is, chromatic does not refer to all music in general, it wouldn't work to just say "music."
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level 34
Jan 16, 2014
I said "pitch".
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level 72
Aug 26, 2014
Anyway, the musical definition of chromatic (as non-scalar pitches) derives from the perception that chromatic pitches lend a sense of "color" to musical compositions.
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level ∞
Aug 9, 2015
Pitch will work now.
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level 43
Jan 7, 2014
The answers are a bit all over the place in terms of whether (when there is more than one possibility) they pertain to a noun, a verb, an organisation or a concept. For example, I would think the most appropriate answer for martial would be "military"- as it is possible to have martial law without war. And while I concede (after a quick Wikipedia search) that the origin of the word celestial relates to its association with heaven, I would have thought that it's secular use to describe objects in space is more ubiquitous these days.
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level ∞
Jan 7, 2014
Military would have worked.
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level ∞
Aug 9, 2015
Fighting and combat will work now.
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level 77
Jan 7, 2014
I got celestial by typing in "sky"
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level 52
Jan 7, 2014
Tried "hearing" for aural, but it didn't work. au·ral ˈôrəl/ adjective adjective: aural 1. of or relating to the ear or the sense of hearing. Also, "underground" or "subterranean" should be accepted for chthonic.
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level 49
Jan 7, 2014
Yeah. I knew that "chthon" meant "earth" (in the sense of "soil", not in the sense of "Terra"), and I was pretty sure I'd seen "chthonic" in the context of animals that live underground (for example, Google the chthonic hypothesis for the evolution of discontinuous gas exchange in insects), so I was frustrated when neither "underground" nor "soil" worked. Eventually gave up on it.
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2014
Sorry. Subterranean was supposed to work for that one, but it didn't. Fixed now. I also added "underground" and "soil" as acceptable answers.
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Yea I tried earth first (which got me aural) then ground, then another synonym I believe, but I don;t think it was soil. Then I went more general and tried underground. Which by now worked, but if it hadnt I think i probably would have given up. (Should have thought about subterranean, but I doubt I would have atm)
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2014
Also added "hearing" for aural.
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level 34
Jan 16, 2014
I got that one in the middle of typing "heart" lol
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level 60
Jan 7, 2014
Chromatic is used to describe something that adjusts slightly, forlack of a better description. In music, it defines in-between notes, such as the F# in between an F and a G. It translates to color thanks to the "in-between" colors, such as the way purple is between red and blue. chro·mat·ic /krōˈmatik/ adjective: chromatic 1. Relating to or using notes not belonging to the diatonic scale of the key in which a passage is written. •(of a scale) ascending or descending by semitones.•(of an instrument) able to play all the notes of the chromatic scale. 2. of, relating to, or produced by color.
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Maybe I misunderstood what you said, but you have some things backwards. Chroma- relating to colors does not come from music, but the other way around. I am sure the word is used to describe the things you claim, but that is not the origin. It comes from greek khrôma, color.
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level 77
Jan 7, 2014
Saying conical pertains to cones is like saying dermal pertains to dermis. I thought it was looking for geometry or shapes. Also, I tried to pronounce chthonic and sprained my chthongue!
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level 34
Jan 12, 2014
:) I'm pretty sure it's just pronounced "thonic," chthankfully.
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
It is pronounced k(uh)thonic
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level 67
Dec 1, 2018
But "conical" doesn't refer to all geometry or all shapes. It refers specifically to cones and shapes related to cones.
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level 54
Apr 19, 2015
Equine, equus, nocturnal, nox, cardiac, cor, fraternal, frater, dermal, dermis, arboreal, arbor, martial, mars... Latin was a great help
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level 76
Sep 14, 2015
This quiz made me so happy I did Latin at school.
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level 45
May 4, 2015
I put scent for olfactory. Could that be considered too...?
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level ∞
Aug 9, 2015
Yes
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level 50
Jan 17, 2016
I've recently made version #4 of this Quiz, to continue with the series. In case you're interested, you are welcome to take it: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/115649/words-pertaining-to-things-4 Thanks in advance!
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level 65
Mar 15, 2016
Anyone else tried Cthulhu for Chthonic? ;)
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
No, but it was the reason I could remember chthonic.
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level 78
Mar 15, 2016
Quizmaster- judging from the many comments on this quez, you have a thankless job. So let me say thank you for all your hard work.
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level ∞
Mar 15, 2016
Thanks!
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level 54
Mar 15, 2016
I'd like to thank Barney Stinson for teaching me what Sartorial relates to.
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level 71
Mar 15, 2016
Perhaps I'm not quite awake, for Sartorial and put Sartorial and sat there staring at my screen, baffled as to why it wasn't accepted.
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
I tried Sartre, made sense to me ;)
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level 35
Mar 15, 2016
I put 'moving' for kinetic. Can you accept that?
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level 43
Mar 16, 2016
Chromatic can also refer to a musical instrument that plays all the notes, including sharps and flats, or the scale that includes all the notes.
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level 54
Mar 16, 2016
I tried "tongues" for linguistics just for fun . . . now I'm disappointed. :)
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
:P Well if there was an english word tongueistic, it might have been right ;) (I know lingua is tongue, but don't know how the -istic would translate to latin)
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level 69
Aug 24, 2016
Chthonic is a great word. Hopefully more people learn it from this quiz, though clearly there is a dearth of Lovecraft readers here.
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
Wow I had never heard of dearth, how could I have not come across that word before ! I hope I remember it :)

Ah looked up the etymology too now, and basicly it is dear-ity (dear as in expensive, the old meaning, which turned into valuable to someone, and then to someone important or precious to you)

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level 55
Apr 5, 2017
move or moving should be allowed for kinetic
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level ∞
Jan 6, 2019
Moving will work now
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level 62
Feb 8, 2018
I knew chthonic had something to do with death, but I couldn't quite get there. Back to the dictionary for me!!
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
More like dirt, since it means ground, soil. Or underground. which I guess eventually might get you to death. Because there were subterranean (primordial) beings (chthonic gods) which lived underground,that place was referred to as the underworld. And now we relate the word Underworld with death.
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level 51
Dec 1, 2018
kinetic should allow speed or velocity I would have thought
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level 62
Aug 28, 2019
no, it is about movement. Any movement, and not about how fast. You would not use speed or velocity for lifting a leg or raising an arm.

Cinema is related and has nothing to do with speed, but with moving images (or more precise, creating the illusion of movement by the use of multiple images, which slightly differ from the next)

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level 53
Mar 2, 2019
For cththonic, I put Hell and Depths, wouldn't take it though, ugh.
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level 57
Oct 20, 2019
The only one I didn't get was "chthonic". I've honestly never heard of the word.
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level 66
Oct 20, 2019
Read the Necronomicon, that’ll clear it up for you.