Other Word Forms of Elastic
Origin of Elastic
From French élastique, from New Latin elasticus (“elastic”), from Ancient Greek as if * ἐλαστής (elastēs) for ἐλατής (elatēs), equiv. to ἐλατήρ (elatēr, “a driver, hurler”), from ἐλαύνειν (elaunein, “to drive, set in motion, push, strike, beat out”).
New Latin elasticus from Late Greek elastos beaten, ductile variant of Greek elatos from elaunein to beat out
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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