Words That Originated In Literature | Merriam-Webster


A single author created them, but the public adopted them.

Example: Cyberspace and other cyber-prefixed words find their origin in cybernetics (“the science of communication and control theory that is concerned especially with the comparative study of automatic control systems (such as the nervous system and brain and mechanical-electrical communication systems)” and derive from the Greek verb kybernan (“to steer or govern”).

Source: Words That Originated In Literature | Merriam-Webster

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