How to say “artificial” in Hebrew
The Hebrew word for artificial – מלאכותי – comes from the word for craft – מלאכה . The root of these words is ל.א.כ , whose meaning has something to do with transmitting. ל.א.כ is also the root of מלאך – angel, in Biblical-Hebrew terms also a messenger.
מלאכותי comes מלאכה – craft, because something artificial has been crafted consciously. Here’s an example of the word in context:
Israel will set up artificial islands opposite the coast.