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Re: Robot

From:Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 12, 2000, 15:51
Nik wrote:
> > 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. -- Daniel Seriff Si iterum insanum me appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem.