Sciomachy
Sciomachy Sci*om"a*chy, n. [Gr. ?, ?; ? a shadow + ? battle: cf. F. sciomachie, sciamachie.] A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat. [Written also {scimachy}.] --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

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  • sciomachy — /suy om euh kee/, n., pl. sciomachies. sciamachy. * * * sciomachy variant of sciamachy …   Useful english dictionary

  • sciomachy — /suy om euh kee/, n., pl. sciomachies. sciamachy. * * * …   Universalium

  • sciomachy — noun battling an imaginary enemy …   Wiktionary

  • sciomachy — /saɪˈɒməki/ (say suy omuhkee) noun (plural sciomachies) → sciamachy …   Australian English dictionary

  • scimachy — Sciomachy Sci*om a*chy, n. [Gr. ?, ?; ? a shadow + ? battle: cf. F. sciomachie, sciamachie.] A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat. [Written also {scimachy}.] Cowley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sciamachy — Sci*am a*chy, n. See {Sciomachy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sciamachy — /suy am euh kee/, n., pl. sciamachies. an act or instance of fighting a shadow or an imaginary enemy. Also, sciomachy. [1615 25; < Gk skiamachía, equiv. to skiá shadow + machia MACHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sciamachy — /saɪˈæməki/ (say suy amuhkee) noun (plural sciamachies) an act or instance of fighting with a shadow or an imaginary enemy. Also, sciomachy. {Greek skiamachia shadow fighting} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sci|am|a|chy — «sy AM uh kee», noun, plural chies. 1. fighting with a shadow; futile combat with an imaginary enemy. 2. a sham combat. Also, sciomachy. ╂[< Greek skiāmachíā < skiāmacheîn fight against a shadow < ski , âs shadow + mach battle <… …   Useful english dictionary

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