architect

[16] Etymologically, an architect is a ‘master builder’. The word comes, via French architecte, Italian architetto, and Latin architectus, from Greek arkhitéktōn, a compound formed from the prefix arkhi- ‘leading’ and téktōn ‘builder’ (source of English tectonic and related, via Greek tékhnē, to English technical). => TECHNICAL
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   The word goes back through French and Latin to Greek arkhitekton, 'head of building,' from arkhos, 'head,' 'chief,' and tekton, 'builder' (to which English technical is related).

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of buildings) / , , ,


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