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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!
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.  

Appreciate - "to esteem or regard highly; to increase in value.”  From the Latin verb appretiare meaning “to estimate, to set a price for” by way of the Latin preposition ad meaning “to, for” and the Latin noun pretium meaning “price, value, worth.”  (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – depreciate, precious, praise, appraise

SAMPLE SENTENCE - “The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays really make you appreciate what you have and not worry so much about what you may not have.”

FINISH THE PHRASE - Measure twice, ... (scroll for answer)


























Answer: ...cut once.