Brain Game: IMMIX for MMIX
Six years in, andÂ Kara and IÂ are proud to still be doing ourÂ daily mentalfloss.com Web quiz, now known as 5 Questions.Â It's part of the site's Daily Flossings section, which includes someÂ other mentalfloss.com itemsÂ that areÂ notÂ commonly promoted on the blog. You can find Daily Flossings near the center of our home page at www.mentalfloss.com. If you haven't checked it out in a while,Â please do so!Â
Today's Brain Game is more of a know-it-or-you-don't than a puzzle, but since it's the first Monday of 2009, IÂ felt it was best to let everyone ease back into their routines. And IÂ thoughtÂ today's game was interesting, considering (1) it's a new year and (B) I love letters and words.
The Roman numerals representing 2009 are MMIX. While doing some digging for puzzles wrapped around these letters, I noticed a very similar word that I was unfamiliar with: immix.Â
What's the definition of IMMIX?
(No, it's not those fancy theatres
with the huge movie screens.)
Here's the ANSWER.
Per the American Heritage dictionary, it means "to commingle" or to "blend." It's from the Latin immÃ¬scÃªre, which has the same meaning.