English word factory comes from Latin facio (I do, make) through Latin factor (one who or which does or makes something) and Middle French factorie (factory).
Factory detailed word origin explanation
|facio || Latin (lat) ||I appoint.. I do. I make, construct, fashion, frame, build, erect. I make, produce, compose. |
|factus || Latin (lat) || |
|factor || Latin (lat) ||One who or which does or makes something; doer, maker, performer, perpetrator, agent, player. |
|factorie || Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) ||factory |
|factory || English (eng) ||(now, _, rare) The position or state of being a factor.. (obsolete) A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country.. (programming) In a computer program or library, a function, method, etc. which creates an object.. A building or other place where manufacturing takes place.. A device which produces or manufactures something. |
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