As I am not a native English speaker, I sometimes am bothered a little with the word "monoid", which is by definition a semigroup with identity. But why this terminology?
I searched some dictionaries (Longman for English, Larousse for Francais, Langenscheidts for Dentsch) but didn't find any result, and it seems to me that it is just a pronounciable word with certain mathematical meaning. So, where does it come from? Is there any etymological explanation? Who was the first mathematician who used it?