Monday, 17 November 2008

Legerdemain

Here is a word that I only recently learned and then from a fellow blogger. A fantastic, archaic word but one that has a wonderfully romantic quality to it.


legerdemain



1. Sleight of hand.
2. A show of skill or deceitful cleverness: financial legerdemain.

[Middle English legerdemayn, from Old French leger de main : leger, light (from Vulgar Latin *leviārius, from Latin levis; see legwh- in Indo-European roots) + de, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + main, hand; see mortmain.]

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