sciamachy

noun
sci·​am·​a·​chy | \ sīˈaməkē \
plural -es

Definition of sciamachy

: a fighting with a shadow : a mock or futile combat (as with an imaginary foe)

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First Known Use of sciamachy

1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sciamachy

Greek skiamachia, from skia shadow + -machia -machy

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The first known use of sciamachy was in 1623

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“Sciamachy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciamachy. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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