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Etymology Word of the Week

As some of you know, in addition to being the Director of Admissions, Pat O'Rourke '90 also teaches Latin at Saint Ignatius and is a self-proclaimed "word nerd." Here is his latest Etymology Word of the Week.
humble - "not proud or arrogant; modest; courteously respectful; lowly."  From the Latin adjective humilis, humile meaning “lowly, on the ground” from the Latin noun humus, humi meaning “ground, dirt, earth.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).
 
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – humility, humiliate, exhume, (possibly) posthumous

Sample sentence – "The prosecutor asked that the victim’s body be exhumed so that previously unavailable DNA testing could be performed on it." 

GUESS THE APHORISM:  You can’t make a silk purse... (scroll for the answer)
 








































...out of a sow’s ear.