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.
Eucharist - “the sacrament of Holy Communion; the Lord’s Supper.” From the Greek noun eukharistia meaning “thanksgiving or gratitude,” which can be broken into the prefix eu- meaning “good, well” and the Greek noun kharis meaning “favor, grace.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – eulogy, euphemism, eucalyptus, eugenics, euthanasia, euphoria; charisma
SENTENCE: From our family to yours, here’s wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!