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phantasma

[fan-taz-muh]
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noun, plural phan·tas·ma·ta [fan-taz-muh-tuh] /fænˈtæz mə tə/.
  1. phantasm(defs 1, 2).
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Origin of phantasma

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1590–1600
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Word Origin and History for phantasma

n.

1590s, from Latin phantasma (see phantasm).

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