Friday, January 27, 2012
The A.Word.A.Day word for today is IMMANENT (see below). Of course I know imminent and eminent; why didn't I know immanent? Whenever I learn that a word is derived from Latin and I do not know it, I become upset with myself, because I used to be very good with Latin derivatives!
When my teacher of Latin died, I used a quote in Latin on the sympathy card with the flowers I sent. Her daughter told me how much she appreciated it and she was sure that her mother would have appreciated it.
She and I laughed because I told her that in Third Year Latin I asked her mother if I could translate OVID and I was given an emphatic "NO!"; instead I translated Virgil! The following year I asked once again to translate Ovid but was assigned Cicero.
From MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO: "Assiduus usus uni rei deditus et ingenuum et artem saepe vinat." ("Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill.")
Sometimes it paid to be a GRIND!
with Anu Garg
1. Inherent; spread throughout.
2. Subjective: taking place within the mind and having no effect outside of it.