Word of the Day for 3/5/18

SYLLABUS
noun
[sil-uh-buh s]

Definition: a summary outline of a discourse, treatise, or course of study or of examination requirements

Did you know the word syllabus was originally a typo?  In 43 AD, Cicero wrote two works known as "Letters to Atticus, and in the letter used the Greek word "sittybas," which is the word for a label for a papyrus roll.  Many hundreds of years later, one of the printings of the letter used "syllabus instead of "sittybas," and the typo stuck!