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  • Gk. moichós = 1. adulterer, paramour (especially paramour of a sodomite); 2. idolatrous person (Greek-English Lexicon, Liddell & Scott, 9th ed.).

    October 16, 2011

  • Hugh's of St. Victor's Dindimus gives etymological derivation word for (machine) mechanics as Greek for 'sowing wild oats' μοίχος, adulterer instead of μηχαγη, machine. "From 'moechus' we call 'mechanical art' any object which is clever and most delicate and which , in its making or operation , is beyond detection, so that beholders find their power of vision stolen from them when they cannot penetrate the ingenuity of the thing." - Martin of Laon ,9th Century notes on Greek by a monasic , Scholica graecarum glossarum

    from James Taylor's Translation of the Didascalicon of Hugh of Saint Victor page 191 note #64

    October 16, 2011