Edificial



[ed-uh-fis] /ˈɛd ə fɪs/

noun
1.
a building, especially one of large size or imposing appearance.
2.
any large, complex system or organization.
/ˈɛdɪfɪs/
noun
1.
a building, esp a large or imposing one
2.
a complex or elaborate institution or organization
n.

late 14c., from Old French edifice “building,” from Latin aedificium “building,” from aedificare “to erect a building,” from aedis, variant of aedes “temple, sanctuary,” usually a single edifice without partitions, also, in the plural, “dwelling house, building,” originally “a place with a hearth” + the root of facere “to make” (see factitious).

Ædis is from PIE *aidh- “to burn” (cf. Greek aithein “to burn,” Sanskrit inddhe “burst into flames,” Old Irish aed “fire,” Welsh aidd “heat, zeal,” Old High German eit “funeral pile”), from root *ai- “to burn.”

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