edifice

edifice
edifice (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. edifice "building," from L. 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 (Cf. factitious)). Ædis is from PIE *aidh- "to burn" (Cf. Gk. aithein "to burn," Skt. inddhe "burst into flames," O.Ir. aed "fire," Welsh aidd "heat, zeal," O.H.G. eit "funeral pile"), from root *ai- "to burn."

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