from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See mirage.
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- n. A mirage, especially one seen in the Strait of Messina
Italian, mirage, Morgan le Fay (from the belief that the mirage was caused by her witchcraft) : fata, fairy (from Vulgar Latin fāta, goddess of fate; see fairy) + Morgana, Morgan (probably from Old Irish Morrigain).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian translation of Morgan le Fay (fata ("fairy")) (Wiktionary)