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.
Journal - “a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations.” From the French jurnal or journal meaning “a day; time; a day’s travel or work,” which itself comes from the Latin diurnalis meaning “daily.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com.)
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – soup du jour, journalist, journey, adjourn, sojourn, diurnal (opposite of nocturnal)
SAMPLE SENTENCE: “The baseball player kept a journal detailing his thoughts on all the different experiences of his senior year season - the chatter in the dugout, the bus rides, the rally caps, the walk-off wins, and so on.”