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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“Sciamachy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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