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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly a conflation of *τέξων and *τέκτωρ, from Proto-Indo-European *tetḱ- (to create, produce). Cognate with τέχνη (tékhnē), τίκτω (tíktō), Latin texō, tignum.

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NounEdit

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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