grimoire

[greem-wahr]
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noun

a manual of magic or witchcraft used by witches and sorcerers.

Nearby words

  1. grimm,
  2. grimm's law,
  3. grimm, jakob,
  4. grimm, the brothers,
  5. grimness,
  6. grimsby,
  7. grimsel pass,
  8. grimy,
  9. grin,
  10. grin and bear it

Origin of grimoire

1850–60; < French, alteration of grammaire ‘grammar’ < Old French gramaire; see grammar

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British Dictionary definitions for grimoire

grimoire

noun

a textbook of sorcery and magic

Word Origin for grimoire

C19: from French, altered from grammaire grammar; compare glamour

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Word Origin and History for grimoire

grimoire

n.

magician's manual for invoking demons, 1849, from French grimoire, altered from grammaire "grammar" (see grammar). Cf. glamor.

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