- "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
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.