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.
Unanimous - “of one mind; in complete agreement.” From the Latin numeral unus, una, unum meaning “one” and the Latin noun animus, animi, masc. meaning “spirit, mind, life, soul, breath” (all information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – animal, animate, animation, inanimate (object), equanimity (fairness), magnanimous (generous, noble), pusillanimous (cowardly), animus (hostility), animosity; unicycle, universe, uniform
SAMPLE SENTENCE - “Aidan was unanimously voted a captain by his fellow teammates.”
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