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.
τέκτων • (téktōn) m (genitive τέκτονος); third declension
- one who works with wood: carpenter, builder
- any craftsman (but generally opposed to metalworker, smith)
- a master of any art, such as gymnastics, poetry, or medicine
- author, creator, planner