Other Word Forms of Industry
Origin of Industry
From Old French industrie, from Latin industria (“diligence, activity, industry”), from industrius (“diligent, active, zealous”), from Old Latin indostruus (“diligent, active”); origin unknown. Perhaps from indu (“in”) + ūst-, ūstr-, stem of ūrō (“burn, burn up, consume”, verb), related to Old High German ūstrī (“industry”), Old English andūstrian (“to hate, detest”, literally “to be consumed with zeal”).
Middle English industrie skill from Old French from Latin industria diligence from feminine of industrius diligent ster-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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