banausic

banausic

[buh-naw-sik, -zik]
adjective
serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical: architecture that was more banausic than inspired.

Origin:
1835–45; < Greek banausikós, equivalent to bánaus(os) artisan + -ikos -ic

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banausic (bəˈnɔːsɪk)
 
adj
merely mechanical; materialistic; utilitarian
 
[C19: from Greek banausikos for mechanics, from baunos forge]

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banausic
"merely mechanical," coined 1845 from Gk. banausikos "pertaining to mechanics," from banausos "artisan, mere mechanical," hence (to the Greeks) "base, ignoble;" perhaps lit. "working by fire," from baunos "furnace, forge" (but Klein dismisses this as folk etymology and calls it "of uncertain origin").
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