homo faber

noun

ho·​mo fa·​ber
¦hō(ˌ)mōˈfäbə(r),
-ˌbe(ə)r;
-fābə-
1
: the human being as the maker or creator
2
in Bergsonism : the human being as engaged in transforming both the self morally and material things
contrasted with homo sapiens

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, skillful man

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“Homo faber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homo%20faber. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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