grimoire

[ greem-wahr ]
/ grimˈwɑr /
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noun

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

Origin of grimoire

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