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black art Explained

black art at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] also the black arts [plural] black magic//

Black art at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Black art \Black" art`\
The art practiced by conjurers and witches; necromancy;
conjuration; magic.

Note: This name was given in the Middle Ages to necromancy,
under the idea that the latter term was derived from
niger black, instead of nekro`s, a dead person, and
mantei`a, divination. --Wright.

black art at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

black art
n : the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or
evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
[syn: {sorcery}, {black magic}, {necromancy}]

black art at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=black art
  • A practice such as witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, or black magic.
    1. Inter: figuratively » by extension A process that is mysterious or difficult to master.
    2. : Operating a hand card punch was something of a black art.


      * dark art


      Inter: trans-top » witchcraft, sorcery, black magic, etc.

  • Greek: μαύρη μαγεία (mavri magia) {{f}} (1)
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|чёрная магия|f|sc=Cyrl|tr=čórnaja mágija

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: svartkonst {{c}} (1)

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * black rat
    Translation: et » black art
    Translation: ru » black art
    Translation: zh » black art