Word of the day

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gramarye (noun) – Occult learning; magic.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Gramarye, from Old French gramaire “grammar,” originally meant “(Latin) grammar, learning in general,” and later “black magic.” The word was all but obsolete by the end of the 16th century. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) revived the word in its sense of black magic or necromancy in his “Lay of the Last Minstrel” (1805). By the Middle Ages, when no one spoke Latin as a first language, gramarye was restricted to “high” learning, which included astrology, occult sciences, and magic. Gramarye entered English in the 14th century.

 


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