Sciomachy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sciomachy A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sciomachy See sciamachy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sciomachy sī-om′a-ki a battle or fighting with shadows: imaginary or futile combat
    • Sciomachy Also Sciam′achy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , ; a shadow + battle: cf. F. sciomachie, sciamachie,

Usage

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Associated Words: sciagraphy, sciomachy, periscian, silhouette, sciomancy.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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