meaning of banausic

banausic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"merely mechanical," coined 1845 from Greek banausikos "pertaining to mechanics," from banausos "artisan, simple mechanical," for this reason (into the Greeks) "base, ignoble;" maybe actually "working by fire," from baunos "furnace, forge" (but Klein dismisses this as people etymology and calls it "of uncertain origin").

banausic meaning in General Dictionary

(formal) ordinary rather than refined

banausic meaning in Philosophy Dictionary

(Gr. banausos) Vulgar; illiberal; applied particularly to arts, sciences, or occupations that deform your body or the mind. --G.R.M.