English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

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MACHINE

Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of machine

The word MACHINE comes from the Latin machina, which derives from the Greek makhana, a Doric variant of mekhane (machine, engine, device).
It is still in use in modern Greek as mehane (μηχανή – machine).

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From the same root: machinery, machiner, machination, machine-gun, machinist, mechanic, mechanical, mechanically, mechanician, mechanics, mechanism, mechanize, mecanization, mechanistic.
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Η λέξη MACHINE προέρχεται από το λατινικό machina, το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέχεται από την ελληνική λέξη μηχανή.
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makhana –>machina –> machine

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