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Topic: MAGIC

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin incantare 'to use magic power on', from cantare 'to sing'

incantation

noun
     
in‧can‧ta‧tion [uncountable and countable]
ROM special words that someone uses in magic, or the act of saying these words:
a book of spells and incantations
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