noun, plural phan·tas·ma·ta [fan-taz-muh-tuh]. /fænˈtæz mə tə/.
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Example sentences from the Web for phantasma
The sudden presence of a raven at a bridal banquet could scarcely have been a greater phantasma.The Life of Lord Byron|John Galt
Phantasma enim est sentiendi actus; neque differt a sensione, aliter quam fieri differt a factum esse.
The idea or phantasma, as he terms it, is the very perception or actus sentiendi.
Shakespeare seems to use it ('phantasma') in this passage in the sense of nightmare, which it bears in Italian.The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar|William Shakespeare
Her ancient civility is gone, and her glory hath vanished as a phantasma.