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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!
Tradition - "A practice or belief handed down from generation to generation.” From the Latin verb trado, tradere meaning “to hand down or hand over; to surrender,” which itself is a combination of the Latin preposition trans meaning “across, over” and the verb do, dare meaning “to give.”  (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – extradite, traitor, treason

Sample sentence – “In many families, it’s a Christmas tradition to go out to the country, cut down a pine tree, and bring it home and decorate it with tinsel and ornaments .”

GUESS THE APHORISM:  What’s good for the goose... (scroll for the answer)

A: ...is good for the gander.