Our Name Is Ignatius

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Etymology Word of the Week

Director of Admissions, Pat O'Rourke '90 and self-proclaimed "word nerd" brings you his Etymology Word of the Week. Every other week, he presents an online Etymology lesson just for fun!
Mundane - "Common, ordinary, banal, unimaginative; worldly, earthly; of this world (as opposed to of Heaven).”  From the Latin adjective mundanus meaning “belonging to the world, secular” by way of the Latin noun mundus, mundi meaning “world, universe.”  (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – anima mundi (soul of the world); sic transit gloria mundi (thus passes the glory of the world); demi-monde

Sample sentence – “What we thought was just going to be a mundane walk through the park turned into a moving experience once we sat down in the grass and soaked in the beauty of the autumnal foliage.”

GUESS THE APHORISM:  Ignorance is... (scroll for answer)


















































 
...Bliss.  (or Strength if you’re a fan of 1984 & Big Brother)