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Why is it called fac?


Fac is the Latin imperative form of the verb facere, which means "to do" or "to make." Thus when you type fac you are saying "Do it!" or "Make it!" which is basically what you mean.

There are a number of English words that derive from facere:

  • Factory
  • Facile or Facilitate
  • Manufacture
  • Facsimile ("make similar")
  • Fact (which originally meant something more like "feat")
  • -ify, the suffix that shows up in "clarify", "ossify" or "liquify" meaning "to make" or "to become"