Origin of English word TECHNOLOGY

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The word TECHNOLOGY is addressed in the entry: TECHNICAL

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TECHNOLOGY is credited to the Greek tekhne (art, skill);the alleged Indo-European “root” is teks (to weave...fabricate).

TaKH is a stitch, and perhaps the source of (S)TITCH. TeKH means craft according to the Hebrew-EnglishLexiconoftheBible.  TaQaiN is to make straight, repair or TINKER (Ecclesiastes1:15; 7:13). To TINKER (repair - TKN → TNK) has no known origin, not unusual for a word coming from a metathesis of the Edenic. Txukun(du) is to fix in Basque, the language with "no known affinities."

T'KHOONaH means arrangement, order, structure, preparation or astronomy. TaKHaN is to regulate, measure, formulate a program (IIKings12:12; Isaiah40:2, 3).  ToaKHeN is measurement or content (Exodus5:18).  TaKHNeeYT is a measurement, plan, program or TECHNIQUE. The ARCHITECT'S plan is the sense in Ezekiel43:10.


TaK[H]aM is to set limits. The Indo-European “root” makes the TECHNICIAN a cognate of the DACHSHUND. Other cognates listed at Indo-European “root” teks are CONTEXT, PRETEXT, SUBTLE, TECHNICAL, TECTONIC, TILLER, and TOIL.  TOKEN may link up with the Tahf-Khaf-Noon terms above, and with the later DeGeM, model, example.

TEXTILE is an extension of TEXT. The Greek tekton (carpenter, builder) does not weave, but does all the planning and measuring (and repairing) seen in the Hebrew etymons above.  Modern Greek tehni (art) recalls the original  Greek “skill” sense of things TECHNICAL. TINKERING with nature in the lab appears in words meaning “artificial:” Finnish keinotekoinen, Modern Greek technitos’ and Japanese jinkootekina.  German Technik,  engineering, is one of the many hundreds of borrowings of this word.      


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