Origin of arcane
Examples from the Web for arcane
All those bloodthirsty tweets and arcane exhortations and now we find out you were an advertising executive—an ad exec!
Food stamps are the biggest and most expensive component of the farm bill—an arcane piece of legislation that sets farm policy.
The arcane pair of paragraphs are packed with the sort of yawn-provoking polysyllables that only a lawyer could love.
He is admirably intent on rescuing literature from the arcane rituals of US academia and restoring it to a wider audience.
While they are arcane even in Georgia, they apparently are not without some small degree of influence.Georgia Is Celebrating Confederate Heritage and History Month? Really?|John Avlon|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bennett and Arcane took off their hats and bade the old camp good bye.
Arcane now admitted that they could not have got along half as well, if we had not gone ahead and looked out the land.
Arcane was quite of the same opinion, the saving of a week of hard and tiresome travel being in each case the deciding reason.
Whether or no the involutions of the "Golden Bowl" will titillate his arcane sensibilities.Instigations|Ezra Pound
We met Bennett and Arcane's teamsters, and as we expected they were already out of grub and no way to get anymore.
British Dictionary definitions for arcane
Word Origin for arcane
Word Origin and History for arcane
1540s, from Latin arcanus "secret, hidden, private, concealed," from arcere "close up, enclose, contain," from arca "chest, box, place for safe-keeping," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (cf. Greek arkos "defense," arkein "to ward off;" Armenian argel "obstacle;" Lithuanian raktas "key," rakinti "to shut, lock").