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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!
Senate - "an assembly or council of citizens having the highest deliberative functions in a government, especially a legislative assembly of a state or nation.”  From the Latin noun senatus meaning “Senate,” which itself derives from the Latin adjective (or substantive noun) senex meaning “old” (or “old man”). (All information is from, and/or

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – senile, Senator, senior, senescent

SAMPLE SENTENCE - “The Roman Senate was an august body of government that pre-figured some of the important institutions of Western Civilization.”

GUESS THE APHORISM:  Revenge is a dish... (scroll for answer)

A: served cold.