38th Annual Christmas Concert

Students, friends, family, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to the 38th annual Saint Ignatius High School Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. This promises to be another unforgettable evening when we gather as a community once again at Severance Hall to welcome the coming of Christ and celebrate the faith and friendships that are hallmarks of our Saint Ignatius family.

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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.  

Corduroy - “a cotton-filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges OR trousers made of this fabric.”  According to folk etymology, this word comes from the French corde du roi meaning “rope/cord of the king,” with roi of course meaning “king.”    (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – royalty, Montreal (from Mount Royal), viceroy; also - since French is a Romance language with strong connections to the Latin language - words such as regal, regime, and reign  

SENTENCE:  “One of the greatest hockey goalies of all time, Patrick Roy, has a surname whose French meaning is (appropriately enough) ‘king.’”