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: “Produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles; not rough
or crude; (past participle of work).”
Origin/Derivation: From the Middle English werken meaning “to work,” which itself is from
the Old English wyrcan.
Related Words/Phrases: overwrought, wright (worker; builder or maker of something) as in
millwright, cartwright, playwright, wainwright (wagon builder), shipwright, plow-wright,
Photo/Caption: Wrought-iron gate.
(All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)
The "Old Saw"
See if you can “complete the phrase” of this time-worn (but true!) adage:
Early to bed and early to rise…
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.