goety

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Latin goetia, from Ancient Greek γοητεία (goēteía, witchcraft), from γόης (góēs, sorceror).

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goety (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) witchcraft, demonic magic, necromancy
    • August 1935, Clark Ashton Smith, Weird Tales, "The Treader of the Dust":
      The confused and high-piled litter of manuscripts, volumes, notebooks on his writing-table had seemingly lain untouched by anything but his own hand; and his bookshelves, with their bizarre and terrifical array of authorities on diabolism, necromancy, goety, on all the ridiculed or outlawed sciences, were undisturbed and intact.

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