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From Latin factīcius from factus past participle of facere to make dhē- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin factītius (“artificial”), alt form. of factīcius, from facere (“to make, do”).
The name has by some later Oriental writers been modified into Hindu Koh (mountain), but this is factitious, and throws no more light on the origin of the title.
But as a matter of fact no more entirely factitious book ever issued from the press.
With the virtuous life was further to be conjoined a humble disposition to adore the Creator, avoiding all factitious forms of worship as worse than useless.
A fourth sort consists of the very bad or wholly factitious pieces.
It is written for two choirs, the one of five and the other of four voices, and has obtained a celebrity which, if not entirely factitious, is certainly not due to its intrinsic merits alone.
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