The ancient Greeks called the word " electron" amber.They also discovered amber property after rubbing wool attract dust particles. Then all these phenomena began to be called " amber -like ", ie electrical.20 July 2016
As I think word electricity comes from the word electron.
Since the electron is a component of electricity.And discovered the electron before electricity.The discovery of the electron and is a direct proof of the origin of the word electricity.You sincerely believe that in the XVII century knew about electrons? - More than a year ago I guess - more than a year ago Electron (Thomson) opened much later than electricity!Leyden jar, influence machines were known in the XVII century. - More than a year ago question was not when it was opened, and from which comes the word - more than a year ago So that's exactly the word "electron" (particle) comes from the word electricity, rather thanvice versa. - More than a year ago This undoubtedly.I commented on the response, "discovered the electron before electricity." - More than a year ago 20 July 2016