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Topic: MAGIC

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Late Latin
Origin: necromantia, from Greek, from nekros 'dead body' + manteia 'telling the future'

necromancy

noun
     
nec‧ro‧man‧cy [uncountable]
1ROM magic, especially evil magic
2 literaryRFRO the practice of claiming to talk with the dead
necromancer noun [countable]
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