mystery

1
[ mis-tuh-ree, -tree ]
/ ˈmɪs tə ri, -tri /

noun, plural mys·ter·ies.

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Origin of mystery

1
1275–1325; Middle English mysterie<Latin mystērium<Greek mystḗrion, equivalent to mýs(tēs) (see mystic) + -tērion noun suffix

Definition for mystery (2 of 2)

mystery2
[ mis-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈmɪs tə ri /

noun, plural mys·ter·ies.Archaic.

a craft or trade.
a guild, as of merchants.

Origin of mystery

2
1325–75; Middle English mistery<Medieval Latin misterium, variant of Latin ministeriumministry
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British Dictionary definitions for mystery (1 of 2)

mystery1
/ (ˈmɪstərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -teries

Word Origin for mystery

C14: via Latin from Greek mustērion secret rites. See mystic

British Dictionary definitions for mystery (2 of 2)

mystery2
/ (ˈmɪstərɪ) /

noun plural -teries archaic

a trade, occupation, or craft
a guild of craftsmen

Word Origin for mystery

C14: from Medieval Latin mistērium, from Latin ministerium occupation, from minister official
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