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.
Definition: “a hanging ornament, as an earring or the main piece suspended from a necklace.”
Origin/Derivation: From the Latin verb pendere meaning “to hang”; also related to the Latin verb pensare meaning “to weigh, consider."
Related Words/Phrases: appendage, compensate, depend, dispense, expensive, impending, pending, pendulum, pensive, perpendicular, propensity, stipend, suspension
(All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)
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