Origin of phantasma
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1590–1600
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Related Wordsimpression, image, delusion, idea, fancy, imagination, chimera, incubus, specter, wraith, rainbow, trance, nightmare, fiction, bubble, illusion, reverie, figment, phantasm, speculation
Examples from the Web for phantasma
They seemed like the Orama of the Greeks,—prophets while phantasma.Zanoni
Edward Bulwer Lytton
Claudius meanwhile pumped out the air-bubble of his soul, and thereafter, as a phantasma, ceased to be visible.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2
Between the acting of a dreadful thing / And 60 the first motion, all the interim is / Like a phantasma or a hideous dream.
The idea or phantasma, as he terms it, is the very perception or actus sentiendi.
Phantasma enim est sentiendi actus; neque differt a sensione, aliter quam fieri differt a factum esse.
Word Origin and History for phantasma
1590s, from Latin phantasma (see phantasm).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper