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.
Definition: “An extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause such as a work of God.”
Origin/Derivation: From the Latin deponent verb miror, mirari, miratus meaning “to wonder at, to marvel, to be astonished.”
admire, mirage, mirror.
"Miracle on Ice"
(All information is from www.wikipedia.org