Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of dwimmer.
  • n. The magical aura on an enchanted item; or more broadly, the aura of a magic spell having been cast while active.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • That, and his combination of whining and continued attempts to break the dweomer sent all high regard iar from them.

    Night Arrant

  • No thief or assassin can kill another so utterly without the aid of some greater power, a magic or special dweomer bestowed by supernatural means.

    Night Arrant

  • Gord was unable to fathom what the dweomer was, but after making several passes in the air and uttering some tongue-twisting syllables, Eneever Zig rapped the wall with a small silver rod, turned, and dashed into the pool, the spray from his hurried entry wetting both adventurers as they stood in the ankle-deep water.

    Night Arrant

  • It is of magical power and, unless one is a dweomer-craefter steeped in the arcane arts, useless.

    Night Arrant

  • Old Phompy, why, he never was any great shakes at spinning a dweomer, either.

    Night Arrant

  • In no time at all they bade the insect-infested morass and the accompanying trolls adieu, and then they headed for Castle Fizziak at a swift pace, guarded by the ex-bandits and whatever dweomer Quodilde the witch of Grimalkinsham had placed over them as an aegis.

    Night Arrant

  • So much for that The now-enlarged band of questers set out for the bandits 'encampment, which, as luck would have it, was on the same route the dweomer compelled the quartet to tread.

    Night Arrant

  • "The dweomer surrounding the repository of the items in the possession of the Wizardess demands that no metal be present," the bent-backed agent wheedled.

    Night Arrant

  • So too was the power of the dweomer that forced compliance with the test if any of their numbers chose not to heed the mental promptings.

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  • Chert, meanwhile, was chipping the ice from the frozen corpse of the spell-caster who had foolishly. sent his dweomer at the ogre-magus.

    Night Arrant

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  • Also see dwimmer.

    July 19, 2008

  • And similarly, dweomercraeft is witchcraft.

    July 19, 2008

  • Dweomer, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is the Old English word meaning 'witchcraft' that derives from the Old Norse term dvergmál literally meaning 'dwarf talk' (dvergr dwarf + mál talk), referring to the secret knowledge of magic among the Norse dwarves. See for instance the entry, dweomercræft. A related Middle English word that derives from the phrase 'dwarf talk', dwergma, means 'echo', crediting the dwarves who live in the stones with the sound.

    July 19, 2008