noun plural Etymology: New Latin, from Greek esōterika, neuter plural of esōterikos Date: circa 1929 esoteric items

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  • Esoterica — est une revue américaine spécialisée dans l histoire de l ésotérisme. Créée en 1999 elle est diffusée gratuitement en ligne. Son rédacteur en chef Arthur Versluis (Michigan State University) et son comité de rédactions est composé surtout d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • esoterica — by 1807, Mod.L., from Gk. esoterikos pertaining to those within (see ESOTERIC (Cf. esoteric)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • esoterica — ☆ esoterica [es΄ə teri kə ] pl.n. esoteric facts or things …   English World dictionary

  • esoterica — noun /iː.səˈtɛ.ɹɪ.kə/ Things that are esoteric; things that are impractical or specialised. Helder was also a visionary given to muddled, passionate harangues on immortality, astral projection and other esoterica. See Also: esoteric, exoteric,… …   Wiktionary

  • esoterica — /es euh ter i keuh/, 1. things understood by or meant for a select few; recondite matters or items. 2. curiosa (def. 1). [1925 30; < NL, n. use of neut. pl. of Gk esoterikós ESOTERIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • esoterica — Synonyms and related words: abstruseness, arcanum, cabala, classified information, complexity, complication, confidence, confidential communication, crabbedness, crampedness, deepness, difficulty, enigma, guarded secret, hardness, hermetics,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • esoterica — n. esoteric matters; things that secret …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esoterica — [ˌɛsə tɛrɪkə, ˌi:sə ] plural noun [treated as sing. or plural] esoteric subjects or publications. Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk esōterika, neut. plural of esōterikos esoteric …   English new terms dictionary

  • esoterica — es·o·ter·i·ca …   English syllables

  • esoterica — es•o•ter•i•ca [[t]ˌɛs əˈtɛr ɪ kə[/t]] n. pl. esoteric facts or matters • Etymology: 1925–30; < NL, n. use of neut. pl. of Gk esōterikós esoteric …   From formal English to slang

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