τέκτων

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly a conflation of *τέξων and *τέκτωρ, from Proto-Indo-European *teḱs- ‎(to plait, woodwork, carpenter). Cognate with τέχνη ‎(tékhnē), τίκτω ‎(tíktō), Latin texō, tignum.

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Noun[edit]

τέκτων ‎(téktōnm ‎(genitive τέκτονος); third declension

  1. one who works with wood: carpenter, builder
  2. any craftsman (but generally opposed to metalworker, smith)
  3. a master of any art, such as gymnastics, poetry, or medicine
  4. author, creator, planner

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References[edit]

  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press