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
- "neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance.” From the Greek nouns andros meaning “man, male” and gyne meaning “woman.” (All information is from www.wikipedia.org
– android, Neanderthal, philanderer, Andrew; OB/GYN, misogyny
- “Believe it or not, when the Beatles first arrived on the scene, their mop-top haircuts were considered by some to be androgynous.”
FINISH THE PHRASE
- Life is short (vita brevis)…
...art is long (ars longa).