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grimoire

[ greem-wahr ]
/ grimˈwɑr /
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noun
a manual of magic or witchcraft used by witches and sorcerers.
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Origin of grimoire

First recorded in 1850–60; from French, alteration of grammaire “grammar,” from Old French gramaire; see grammar
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British Dictionary definitions for grimoire

grimoire
/ (ɡriːmˈwɑː) /

noun
a textbook of sorcery and magic

Word Origin for grimoire

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