egromancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Sir Richard Burton from Middle English forms of necromancy, such as egremauncey and egremauncye.

Noun[edit]

egromancy (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of necromancy
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
      Then she stood up; and, pronouncing some word to me unintelligible, she said: — By virtue of my egromancy become thou half stone and half man; whereupon I became what thou seest, unable to rise or sit, and neither dead nor alive.
    • 1922, E.R. Eddison, The Worm Ouroboros
      Whereby I know that this twelfth King of the house of Gorice in Carcë shall be a most crafty warlock [] who by the might of his egromancy and the sword of Witchland shall exceed all earthly powers that be.