gramarye

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French; see grammar. Revived by Sir Walter Scott.

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Noun[edit]

gramarye (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Grammar; learning.
  2. (archaic) Mystical learning; the occult, magic, sorcery.
    • 1885: But the daughter of my uncle (this gazelle) had learned gramarye and egromancy and clerkly craft from her childhood; so she bewitched that son of mine to a calf, and my handmaid (his mother) to a heifer, and made them over to the herdsman's care. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1

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