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Friday word: sciamachy

sciamachy, n.
sci·​am·​a·​chy | \ sīˈaməkē\
plural -es

: a fighting with a shadow : a mock or futile combat (as with an imaginary foe)

First known use: 1623

Etymology:

Greek skiamachia, from skia shadow + -machia -machy

(found via The Grandiloquent Word of the Day)
Tags: greek, noun, s, wordsmith: med_cat
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