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, every other week, I’ll sneak a vocabulary word (sometimes derived from Latin, sometimes not). Here, then, is this week’s edition of the Etymology Word of the Week
Gyro - "sandwich made from roasted lamb.” From the Greek gyros meaning “circle, ring, rotation.” Gyro originally referred simply to the meat itself, which is often roasted on a rotating spit - hence, the name. (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com).
RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – gyrate, gyroscope, gyroball (type of pitch in baseball popularized in Japan)
Sample sentence – “The gyros at this summer’s Greek festival were incredible. And the loukoumades were even better!”
GUESS THE APHORISM: If you can’t stand the heat... (scroll for the answer)
Answer: ...get out of the kitchen.