sciamachy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin sciamachia, and its source, Hellenistic Ancient Greek σκιαμαχία ‎(skiamakhía), from σκιά ‎(skiá, shadow) + μάχη ‎(mákhē, battle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sʌɪˈæməki/
  • (US) IPA(key): /saɪˈæməki/
  • Hyphenation: sci‧am‧a‧chy

Noun[edit]

sciamachy ‎(plural sciamachies)

  1. shadow-boxing; fighting that is futile or make-believe