esoterica

[ es-uh-ter-i-kuh ]
/ ˌɛs əˈtɛr ɪ kə /

plural noun

things understood by or meant for a select few; recondite matters or items.

Nearby words

  1. esophagotomy,
  2. esophagus,
  3. esophoria,
  4. esosphenoiditis,
  5. esoteric,
  6. esotericism,
  7. esoterism,
  8. esotery,
  9. esotropia,
  10. esp

Origin of esoterica

1925–30; < New Latin, noun use of neuter plural of Greek esōterikós esoteric

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Word Origin and History for esoterica

esoterica

n.

by 1807, Modern Latin, from plural of Greek esoterikos "pertaining to those within" (see esoteric).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper