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goety +‎ -ic



goetic (comparative more goetic, superlative most goetic)

  1. Pertaining to black magic or necromancy.
    • 1962, Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire:
      That is why goetic magic does not always work. The demons in their prismatic malice betray the agreement between us and them, and we are again in the chaos of chance.
    • 1976, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Something Nasty in the Woodshed, Penguin 2001, p. 420:
      by this time, I say, the serious witches had gone very thoroughly underground and the only ones left on the surface were a few old crones practising a little Goëtic magic to help their friendly neighbours and to smarten up their petty persecutors.