39th Annual Christmas Concert

Join us Sunday, December 3rd for the Saint Ignatius High School Christmas Concert with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus at Severance Music Center

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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!
Revere - "to regard with respect tinged with awe; to venerate.”  From the Latin verb revereri meaning “revere, fear” from the Latin prefix re- (intensifier) and the Latin deponent verb vereor, ver─ôri, veritus meaning “fear, respect, stand in awe of.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – irreverent, reverential, reverence

SAMPLE SENTENCE - “The youngsters on the ballclub revered the grizzled old veteran for his work ethic and character.”

GUESS THE APHORISM:  When in Rome... (scroll for answer)

Answer: ...do as the Romans do.