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Origin unknown; perhaps from indu (“in, within”), archaic variation of in, + struō (“build”); or connected to Old High German ustrī (“industry”), Old English and-ūstrian (“to hate, detest”).
industrius m (feminine industria, neuter industrium); first/second declension
- active, industrious, assiduous, diligent
- comparative: industrior or industriior
- industrius in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879