electricadj. and n.

Pronunciation:  Brit.  /ᵻˈlɛktrɪk/ , U.S.  /əˈlɛktrɪk/ ,  /iˈlɛktrɪk/
Forms:  16–18 electrick, 16– electric.

Etymology:  < post-classical Latin electricus of amber, amber-like (1267, 1622 in British sources), electrical (1600, 1620, 1686 in British sources; apparently earliest in W. Gilbert De magnete (1600); also in Gilbert as neuter plural noun, electrica , denoting things with the same power of attraction as amber) < classical Latin ēlectrum amber (see electrum n.) + -icus -ic suffix. Compare French électrique (1678 or earlier, after English).


Pronunciation:   /tɛkst/
Forms:  Also ME tixtetyxt(e, ME tixt, ME–15 texte, (ME, 16 (18 dial.tex, 15 texe, 16 texed).

Etymology:  < French texte, also Old Northern French tixtetiste (12th cent. in Godefroy), the Scriptures, etc., < medieval Latin textus the Gospel, written character (Du Cange), Latin textus (u-stem) style, tissue of a literary work (Quintilian), lit. that which is woven, web, texture, < text-, participial stem of texĕre to weave.