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.
Aestival (or estival)
Definition: : “Pertaining or appropriate to summer.”
Origin/Derivation: From the Latin noun aestas, aestatis meaning “summer, the hot season”.
Related Words/Phrases: autumnal, vernal (spring, as in primavera), hibernal (winter, also Irish = Hibernian)
(All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)
“Old Saw” of the Week:
See if you can “complete the phrase” of this time-worn (but true!) adage: