enigmatology

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of enigmas and their solution; the study of puzzles.

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Note

‘Enigma’ comes from the Greek ‘ainigma,’ riddle, which comes from ‘ainissesthai,’ speak obscurely, speak in riddles. ‘Ainissesthai’ comes from ‘ainos,’ fable, riddle. The word-forming element ‘-ology’ indicates ‘branch of knowledge, science.’

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