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phantasma

[fan-taz-muh]
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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Related Words for phantasmata

impression, image, delusion, idea, fancy, imagination, chimera, incubus, specter, wraith, rainbow, trance, nightmare, fiction, bubble, illusion, reverie, figment, phantasm, speculation

Examples from the Web for phantasmata

Historical Examples of phantasmata

  • That night all doubts about the objective existence of phantasmata were removed for ever.

    Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

    Oscar Wilde

  • That night all doubts about the objective existence of phantasmata were removed forever.

    Humorous Ghost Stories

    Dorothy Scarborough


Word Origin and History for phantasmata

phantasma

n.

1590s, from Latin phantasma (see phantasm).

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