Saint Ignatius High School

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.
Naples - "city in southern Italy (3rd-largest municipality in Italy behind Rome and Milan) , known for its many churches and wonderful artwork.”  Originally a Greek colony called “Neapolis” meaning “new city” from the Greek prefix neo- meaning “new” and the Greek noun polis meaning “city or city-state.”  (All information is from, and/or

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – Neapolitan (meaning “of Naples”), Neo-classical, neolithic, cosmopolitan, metropolis, political, Indianapolis, etc.

Sample sentence"In one memorable The Simpsons episode, Homer was dismayed to find that someone in his household had eaten only the chocolate portions of the Neapolitan ice cream." 
GUESS THE APHORISM:  Those who cannot remember the past... (scroll for the answer)

...are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason