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Ancient GreekEdit


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


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ték.tɔːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈtɛk.ton/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈtek.ton/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈtek.ton/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈtek.ton/
  • 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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