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EtymologyEdit

From Old French fantasie (fantasy), from Latin phantasia (imagination), from Ancient Greek φαντασία (phantasía, apparition). Doublet of fancy.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfæntəsi/, /ˈfæntəzi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfæntəsi/, /ˈfæntəzi/
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NounEdit

fantasy (countable and uncountable, plural fantasies)

  1. That which comes from one's imagination.
  2. (literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and the supernatural, imaginary worlds and creatures, etc.
  3. A fantastical design.
  4. (slang) The drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.

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VerbEdit

fantasy (third-person singular simple present fantasies, present participle fantasying, simple past and past participle fantasied)

  1. (literary, psychoanalysis) To fantasize (about).
    • 2013, Mark J. Blechner, Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV:
      Perhaps I would be able to help him recapture the well-being and emotional closeness he fantasied his brother had experienced with his parents prior to his birth.
  2. (obsolete) To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cavendish to this entry?)
    • 1518, Thomas More; Robynson, transl., Utopia, published 1551:
      Which he doth most fantasy.
  3. (transitive) To imagine; to conceive mentally.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

fantasy f

  1. (literature) fantasy (literary genre)

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

fantasy f (plural fantasys)

  1. (literature) fantasy (literary genre)

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From English fantasy.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fantasy n (indeclinable)

  1. (literature) fantasy (genre)

AdjectiveEdit

fantasy

  1. fantastical (of or pertaining to fantasy)

DeclensionEdit

Indeclinable.

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Further readingEdit

  • fantasy in Polish dictionaries at PWN