sciamachy

noun sci·am·a·chy \sīˈaməkē\

Definition of sciamachy

plural

-es

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

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Origin and Etymology of sciamachy

Greek skiamachia, from skia shadow + -machia -machy


First Known Use: 1623


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