|From:||Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 12, 2000, 15:51|
> Mike Adams wrote:
> > It comes from Czech-Slovak. "Robotnik" or like.. Meaning like servant or
> > like meaning. Coined by a old Sci-fi author/scientist c.1920 or so?
> It comes from Czech. I'm not sure of the original form, but I think it
> was just "robot". It's derived from a root meaning something like
> "compulsory labor".
Well, I don't know Czech, but in Russian, "rabotat" is the verb "to
work". Makes sense to me.
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