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Topic: contrivance
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2021 1:40:33 AM
contrivance -
(noun) any improvised arrangement for temporary use; Something invented:
Synonyms: brainchild, device, invention

contrivance -
(noun) a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
Synonyms: gadget, appliance, contraption, gismo, gizmo, widget, convenience

contrive -
(verb)

[Middle English contreven, from Old French controver, contreuv-, from Medieval Latin contropāre, to compare : Latin com-, com- + Latin tropus, turn, manner, style (from Greek tropos; see trep- in Indo-European roots).]

trep- / Indo-European roots
Examples of words with the root trep-: -tropous, apotropaic, contrive, entropy, treponema, trope, trophy, tropic, tropo-.
trep-
To turn.

1. -tropous; apotropaic, Atropos, treponema from Greek trepein, to turn, with o-grade derivative tropos, turning.
2. O-grade form *trop-.
a. Suffixed form *trop-o-. trope, troubadour, trover; contrive, retrieve from Greek tropos, a turn, way, manner;
b. suffixed form *trop-ā-. trophy, tropic, tropo-; entropy from Greek tropē, a turning, change.
[Pokorny 2. trep- 1094.]