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arcanum

arcanum a great secret or mystery; one of the supposed great secrets of nature which alchemists tried to discover. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word represents the use as a noun of the neuter of the Latin adjective arcanus ‘mysterious, secret’, from arcere ‘to shut up’, from arca ‘chest’.

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