Walter W. Skeat tells me that Sir T. Browne spoke of 'electric bodies.'1 Electric bodies - amber bodies - apparently from the electrical power of amber when rubbed: from the Greek: elektron = amber, shining metal; and elektor = gleaming. It must be related to Greek: tremo/treo = trembling. A trembling which gleams. A trauma, maybe - a wound. Greek: truo = a path, a rut or worn track - as something gnawed or eaten (away), rubbed, corroded and worn threadbare. Therefore: an orifice, aperture, a needle's eye. There is also Greek: helios = the sun, light, the east; and hele = a ray. There is e-loche = to speak out, eloquence - from e- = out(ward) and the root LEUG = to shine. There is Greek: leukos (Latin: lucere) = lucid, lustrous, luminous, illustrious (de-light-ful); and Latin: legere = to chose, elect, be eligible (for). Therefore, to chose-out-from, to elicit, draw-out, coax, entice. A rubbing that releases, that opens a passage, a way through. Prefix e-: what leaves, like leaves leave, in re-lief: the free (and interminable) leaving of a lec(ture) from lig(atures) which bind it. The luminous shimmer of a voice.
two   Electronic: e-lec-tronic - what is drawn out, gleaming, by rubbing. A traumatic state. The lustre of a trembling. The coming forth, or forwarding of this. Its coming to be (here) as passage and passing (away).2

"For thinking to approach the essence of something, it must necessarily become precursory... it must attempt somethingelse.3

1 An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978: 190.
2 See Jean-Luc Nancy, Passage, in Jean-Luc Nancy and Jean-Claude Conésa, Etre, C'est Etre Perçu. Saint-Etienne: Editions des Cahiers Intempestifs, 1999.
3 Martin Heidegger, 'On the question of being,' in Pathmarks. Edited by William McNeill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998: 293.