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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂gʰ-(to be able), with cognates including Old Church Slavonic могѫ(mogǫ) and Old English magan, miht, mæġen (English may, might, main). See also Μάγος(Mágos).

Beekes argues for a Pre-Greek origin.

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NounEdit

μηχανή (mēkhanḗf (genitive μηχανῆς); first declension

  1. contrivance, machine, device, gear
  2. way, means

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek.

NounEdit

μηχανή (michaníf (plural μηχανές)

  1. machine, engine
  2. locomotive, the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
  3. (colloquial) motorcycle, motorbike
  4. (figuratively) a way to deceive people

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