Word and Phrase Origins

Where does the word architect come from?

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2008-06-26 13:55:49

architect

1563, from M.Fr. architecte, from L. architectus, from Gk.

arkhitekton "master builder," from arkhi- "chief" (see archon) +

tekton "builder, carpenter". Architecture also is from 1563.

Source: Online Etymology


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