Definition of Arcane

1. Adjective. Requiring secret or mysterious knowledge. "The arcane science of dowsing"

Similar to: Esoteric



Definition of Arcane

1. a. Hidden; secret.

Definition of Arcane

1. Adjective. Understood by only a few; obscure; requiring secret or mysterious knowledge. ¹

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Definition of Arcane

1. mysterious [adj] - See also: mysterious

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arcane

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arcade
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arcader
arcaders
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arcadia
arcadians
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arcading
arcadings
arcana
arcane (current term)
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arcanist
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arcanum
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arccos
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Literary usage of Arcane

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1. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"Wherefore they place Sphinxes before their temples, to signify, that their theology contained a certain arcane, and enigmatical wisdom in it. ..."

2. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"Sang then Manannan chant divine ; whose words arcane, (But hid the sense,) raught hardly unto men's ears. Beyond wan circuit of sea-waves, which seemed Then ..."

3. A New Light of Mysticism: Azoth; Or, The Star in the East by Arthur Edward Waite (1893)
"... have led to the extension of our researches into the fields of experimental psychology; so have we come to discover in mystic doctrine a certain arcane ..."

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