arcana

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From Latin arcānus (hidden, secret), from arcēre (to withhold), arca (a chest).

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arcana (uncountable)

  1. Specialized knowledge that is mysterious to the uninitiated.
    • 2013 September 14, Jane Shilling, “The Golden Thread: the Story of Writing, by Ewan Clayton, review [print edition: Illuminating language]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1], page R29:
      This is not, however, a mere salmagundi of alphabetical arcana.

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arcana

  1. plural of arcanum

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Catalan[edit]

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arcana

  1. feminine singular of arcà

Italian[edit]

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arcana

  1. Feminine singular of adjective arcano.

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Adjective 1[edit]

arcāna

  1. inflection of arcānus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

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arcānā

  1. ablative feminine singular of arcānus

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arcana

  1. Feminine singular of adjective arcano.

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arcana

  1. Feminine singular of adjective arcano.