ETYM Latin architectus, architecton, Greek, chief artificer, master builder; pref. archi- + tektos workman.
Someone who creates plans for buildings; SYN. designer.
ETYM Old Eng. authour, autour, Old Fren. autor, French auteur, from Latin auctor, sometimes, but erroneously, written autor or author, from augere to increase, to produce. Related to Auction.
1. The beginner, creator, or originator of any thing.
2. The writer of a book.