The word music comes from the Greek word mousikê (tekhnê) linked directly with the Latin word Musica.
According to the Wikipedia article ‘Definition of Music’ this derives from the Greek word ‘Muse’, from the daughters of the gods Zeus and Hera. From this link it can be assumed that the root for the word music is ‘Inspiration’. This would ring true with most musicians as without inspiration where is the drive to be a musician? The following quotes have been extracted from the documentary ‘Music’ by Andrew Zuckerman: