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Machine
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1. Machines (from the Doric Gk. machaná, or Attic mechané), are gears with movable parts serving for a power transfer. Normally, they stand in a fixed location, although, as in the modern traffic system, they can be ‘self-moving’ (Gk., auto-; Lat., mobile); cf. ‘locomotive’ (Lat., locus, ‘place’; movére, ‘to move’). ‘Robots’ (from the Czech robota, ‘compulsory labor…

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Mohr, Hubert, “Machine”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00259>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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