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Etymology Word of the Week

As some of you know, in addition to being the Director of Admissions, Pat O'Rourke '90 also teaches Latin at Saint Ignatius and is a self-proclaimed "word nerd." Here is his latest Etymology Word of the Week.
As some of you know, in addition to being the Director of Admissions, Pat O'Rourke '90 also teaches Latin at Saint Ignatius and is a self-proclaimed "word nerd."  Thus, each week, he sneaks a vocabulary word (sometimes derived from Latin, sometimes not) into our Admissions eNews. Here, then, is this week’s edition of the Etymology Word of the Week
 
Arrive  - "to reach one's destination" - ORIGINALLY meant "to reach land; to reach the end of a journey by sea” from the Latin preposition ad meaning "to, near, toward" and the Latin noun ripa, ripae, fem. meaning "shore, (steep) bank of a river." (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – riparian, ria (Spanish word for river)
 
Sample sentence – "With the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit today, we know that the dawn of a new school year has truly arrived."  

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