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Etymology Word of the Week

Director of Admissions Pat O'Rourke '90, a self-proclaimed "word nerd," brings you his Etymology Word of the Week. Every other week he presents an online Etymology lesson just for fun!

Etymology Word of the Week – As some of you know, in addition to working in the Admissions Office, I also teach Latin at Saint Ignatius and am something of a "word nerd."  Thus, each week, I’ll sneak a vocabulary word (sometimes derived from Latin, sometimes not) into the e-blast.  Here then is this week’s edition of the Etymology Word of the Week.

Collaborate

Definition: “To work together with another or others; to cooperate.” 

Origin/Derivation: From the Latin prefix com- (meaning “with, together”) and the Latin verb laborare meaning “to work”.   

Related Words/Phrases: laboratory, belabor (the point), elaborate, laborious, laborer


(All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)



“Old Saw” of the Week:
See if you can “complete the phrase” of this time-worn (but true!) adage:

“A bird in the hand…

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... is worth two in the bush”