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

Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.

A picture of a moot game

The critically-acclaimed board game MooT
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
To join our mailing list and get
free brain-twisting MooT questions sent to you irregularly,
enter your email address and then press submit.

E-Mail address:

Back to home page

Answer: text

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

According to Take Our Word For It ( ): "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.]

Copyright 1998-2009 Blair Arts Ltd. All rights reserved.