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From Latin arcanus (hidden, secret), from arcere (to withhold), arca (a chest).

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arcana (uncountable)

  1. Specialized knowledge that is mysterious to the uninitiated.
    • 2013 September 14, Jane Shilling, “The Golden Thread: the Story of Writing, by Ewan Clayton, review [print edition: Illuminating language]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1], page R29:
      This is not, however, a mere salmagundi of alphabetical arcana.

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arcana

  1. plural of arcanum

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arcana

  1. feminine singular of arcà

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arcana f

  1. feminine singular of arcano

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arcana

  1. feminine singular of arcano

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arcana f

  1. feminine singular of arcano