from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of arcanum.
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- n. Plural form of arcanum.
- n. Specialized knowledge that is mysterious to the uninitiated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of arcanum.
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Being; and "the Son's" recognition of Love as the active principle of this Unity gives him an intuitive insight into all those inner workings of the Universal Life which we call the arcana of Nature.
'With a couple of minor contemporary exceptions, there are seventy-eight cards in a standard Tarot pack, divided into the major and the minor arcana - arcana is the Latin word for "secrets".
Nor could it ever forgive him for rendering ludicrous supposed panaceas, the so-called arcana (mumia, ceratum humanum, unicornu).
Each persona belongs to an arcana which is based on tarot cards.
To be sure, with the licences of interpretation, which the Fathers of the first three or four centuries allowed themselves, and with the 'arcana' of evolution by word, letter, allegory, yea, punning, which they applied to detached sentences or single phrases of Holy Writ, it would not be easy to imagine a position which they could not 'shew in Scripture.'
Kairos is the kind of arcana I expect in my cryptic tweets from a man who isn't the Stanford football coach, but the Bradford M. Freeman
Because, upon taking a few minutes after lunch to look it up in the Sterling Memorial Library — that incomparable treasury of arcana — I find that the term exists in a generous handful of slightly different forms, none of which, it turns out, ends in – ums:
It employs a host of translators—human beings, not machines—who turn foreign arcana into fluent English every day.
"Arcadia" is set in an English country house in the early 1800s and the recent past and touches on such arcana as chaos theory.
In briefing President Barack Obama one day this spring, White House economist Jared Bernstein delved into such arcana as the yields on different forms of credit relative to the risk.