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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!
Jeté - "A ballet leap in which one leg appears to be thrown in the direction of the movement.” Types include grand jeté, tour jeté, and petit jeté. From the French verb jeter meaning “to throw or thrust”, which itself comes from the Latin verb iacio, iacere, ieci, iactum meaning “to throw, hurl, cast, or fling.” (All information is from, and/or

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Sample sentence – “To see the dancer perform a jeté in The Nutcracker was to see pure grace and athleticism right before our eyes.”

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