artifact etymology

English word artifact comes from Latin artus, Proto-Indo-European *h₂r̥tís, Latin -fex (Denotes maker or performer.), English art

Detailed word origin of artifact

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
artus Latin (lat) (figuratively) severe, strict, scanty, brief. Narrow, close, fitted, confined, dense.
*h₂r̥tís Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) fitting
-fex Latin (lat) Denotes maker or performer.
art English (eng) (countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.. (countable) A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.. (countable) Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.. (countable) Skillful creative activity, usually with an aesthetic focus.. (uncountable) Aesthetic value.. (uncountable) Artwork.. (uncountable) The [...]
artis Latin (lat)
artefatto Italian (ita) Adulterated. Artificial.
artefact English (eng) (British spelling, Australian spelling).
artifact English (eng) (archaeology) An object, such as a tool, weapon or ornament, of archaeological or historical interest, especially such an object found at an archaeological excavation.. (biology) A structure or appearance in protoplasm due to death, method of preparation of specimens, or the use of reagents, and not present during life.. (computing) A perceptible distortion that appears in a digital image, [...]

Words with the same origin as artifact

Descendants of *h₂r̥tís
art artist artistic artwork carpenter
Descendants of -fex
accompany companion companionship