incantation

  • 1 incantation — [ ɛ̃kɑ̃tasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; bas lat. incantatio, de incantare → enchanter 1 ♦ Emploi de paroles magiques pour opérer un charme, un sortilège; ces paroles. ⇒ enchantement, évocation. « L incantation peut participer à la fois du commandement et… …

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  • 2 Incantation — Основная информация …

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  • 3 Incantation — Datos generales Origen Johnstown, Pennsylvania  Estados Unidos …

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  • 4 Incantation — In can*ta tion, n. [L. incantatio, fr. incantare to chant a magic formula over one: cf. F. incantation. See {Enchant}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising… …

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  • 5 Incantation — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 1989 Website http://www.incantation.com …

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  • 6 incantation — [in΄kan tā′shən, in΄kəntā′shən] n. [ME incantacion < OFr incantation < LL incantatio < pp. of L incantare < in (intens.) + cantare: see CHANT] 1. the chanting of words or formulas that are believed to cast a spell or perform other… …

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  • 7 Incantation — Incantation, lat. deutsch, Bezauberung; incantiren, bezaubern …

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  • 8 incantation — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. incantacion spell, exorcism (13c.), from L. incantationem (nom. incantatio) art of enchanting, noun of action from pp. stem of incantare bewitch, charm, lit. sing spells (see ENCHANTMENT (Cf. enchantment)) …

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  • 9 incantation — [n] spell, magic abracadabra*, ala kazam*, bewitchment, black magic, chant, charm, conjuration, conjuring, enchantment, formula, hex, hocus pocus*, hoodoo*, hymn, invocation, mumbo jumbo*, necromancy, open sesame*, rune, sorcery, voodoo*,… …

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  • 10 incantation — Incantation. s. f. Enchantement. Faire des incantations …

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  • 11 incantation — ► NOUN ▪ words said as a magic spell or charm. DERIVATIVES incantatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from incantare chant, bewitch …

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  • 12 Incantation — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Incantation (homonymie). Dans le vocabulaire de la magie, l incantation est la composante orale d un acte surnaturel : le magicien prononce des paroles magiques qui vont l aider à transgresser les lois de la …

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  • 13 Incantation — An incantation or incantations are the words spoken during a ritual, either a hymn or prayer invoking or praising a deity, or in magic, occultism, witchcraft with the intention of casting a spell or an object or a person. The term derives from… …

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  • 14 incantation — UK [ˌɪnkænˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms incantation : singular incantation plural incantations a) [countable] words that are repeated together several times because they are thought to have special power voices chanting their mysterious… …

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  • 15 incantation — noun Etymology: Middle English incantacioun, from Middle French incantation, from Late Latin incantation , incantatio, from Latin incantare to enchant more at enchant Date: 14th century a use of spells or verbal charms spoken or sung as a part of …

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  • 16 incantation — incantational, incantatory /in kan teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. incantator, n. /in kan tay sheuhn/, n. 1. the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power. 2. the formula employed; a spell or charm. 3. magical ceremonies. 4.… …

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  • 17 incantation — (in kan ta sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Emploi de paroles magiques. •   Que d ailleurs il n a sur lui, ni sur son cheval, ni en ses armes, herbes, charmes, paroles, pierres, conjurations, pactes ou incantations dont il veuille se… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 incantation — n. to chant, utter an incantation * * * [ˌɪnkæn teɪʃ(ə)n] utter an incantation to chant …

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  • 19 incantation — in|can|ta|tion [ ,ınkæn teıʃn ] noun count words that are repeated together several times because they are thought to have special power: CHANT: voices chanting their mysterious incantation a. uncount the activity of saying these words …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 incantation — [[t]ɪ̱nkænte͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] incantations N COUNT An incantation is a series of words that a person says or sings as a magic spell. [FORMAL] ...huddled shapes whispering strange prayers and incantations. Syn: chant …

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