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It derives from a Latin verb meaning to weave and it denotes that which is written; what word is it?




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Answer: text

The word text derives from the Latin texere, to weave.

According to Take Our Word For It ( www.takeourword.com/Issue033.html ): "it originally referred to a particular style of Medieval script which was so dense that it looked like weaving. The ultimate source of both of these words is the Indo-European root *tek - "to make", which also gave us such words as technical and tissue."

[Mootguy: I haven't been able to find any other source that backs this up.]

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