English word machinery comes from Ancient Greek μῆχος (means, remedy), later Ancient Greek μηχᾰνή (machine) and Latin machina (machine).

Machinery etymology history?

Machinery detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μῆχος Ancient Greek (grc) means, expedient, remedy
μηχᾰνή Ancient Greek (grc) contrivance, machine, device, gear
μᾱχᾰνᾱ́ Ancient Greek (grc)
machina Latin (lat) Machine. Scheme, plan, machination.
machine Middle French (frm) Machine; device.
machine French (fra) (slang) very proficient person. Machine, device (clarification of this definition is being sought).
machinerie French (fra) (nautical) engine room. Machinery, plant.
machinery English (eng) (figuratively) The literary devices used in a work, notably for dramatic effect. The collective parts of something which allow it to function.. The machines constituting a production apparatus, in a plant etc., collectively.. The working parts of a machine as a group.

Words with the same origin as machinery

Descendants of μῆχος
machine mechanic mechanical mechanism