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From Middle English dwimmer, from Old English ġedwimor, dwimor (illusion, delusion, sleight, magic).



dwimmer (usually uncountable, plural dwimmers)

  1. (fantasy) Magic, magic arts; sorcery; spell; occult art.
    • 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers:
      "It is ill dealing with such a foe: he is a wizard both cunning and dwimmer-crafty, having many guises."
    • 2010, W. R. Cooper, Oriana Oakley and the Primrose Path:
      “The Lych and his dark dwimmer spell have you resisted—even defeated, defeated for the present. But you have not destroyed. They shall return in time, I fear.”
    • 2011, John Henson, Broken Wings:
      The soldiers peered into the deep dark shaft In which lay the monk with tonsorshorn A victim of the sorcerous lady's dwimmer craft

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