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.
Encourage - “to inspire with spirit or confidence; to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc.” From the French encoragier meaning “make strong, hearten” from the prefix en- meaning “make, put in” and the noun corage meaning “courage, heart.” The Latin stem is cor, cordis meaning “heart.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – accord, cardiac, concord, cordial, core, discord
SENTENCE - The most important thing that a teacher can do is to encourage his or her students to keep trying and never give up.