Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Scolere, scoliere

This being Scholars Day it prompted the thought, what exactly is the definition of the word "scholar" anyway, and where does it come from? Turning to the definitive "OED," (Oxford English Dictionary," it turns out that the word is from the Old English "scolere," or "scoliere," the word having much the present day meaning, to be one who is taught, a student...

On Scholars Day many enjoy the opportunity to be "scholarly," that is to perform or act in a way befitting a scholar. Or to use an early expression from 1638, today many of our students will be able to engage in "...ingenious and schollerly discourse!"

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