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  • proper n. A fictional book of arcane and forbidden knowledge whose contents can drive a person mad.

Etymologies

Invented by H.P. Lovecraft; possibly from νεκρός (nekrós, "corpse"), νόμος (nómos, "law"), εικών (eikón, "image"): “An image of the law of the dead”. (Wiktionary)

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