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  • n. Magic, sorcery, spell, occult art.


From Old English ġedwimor, dwimor. (Wiktionary)


  • ‘It is ill dealing with such a foe: he is a wizard both cunning and dwimmer-crafty, having many guises.

    The Lord of the Rings


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  • A form of magic in Diana Wynne Jones' The Pinhoe Egg, part of her Chrestomanci series. Apparently related to Tolkien's "dwimmer-crafty" (Eomer's description of Saruman). OED2 list "dweomercræft" meaning "jugglery, magic art", with a quotation from 1205.

    December 3, 2007