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