sciamachy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sciamachia, and its source, Hellenistic Ancient Greek σκιαμαχία (skiamakhía), from σκιά (skiá, shadow) + μάχη (mákhē, battle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sciamachy (plural sciamachies)

  1. shadow-boxing; fighting that is futile or make-believe