Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Invocation of evil spirits; black magic; sorcery, in a bad sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Invocation of evil spirits; witchcraft.

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  • noun archaic witchcraft, demonic magic, necromancy

Etymologies

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Latin goetia, from Greek γοητεια ‘witchcraft’, from γοης ‘sorceror’.

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  • black magic, witchcraft, necromancy, sorcery

    Goety worketh vpon the dead by inuocation, so called of the noyse that the practisers hereof make about graues.

    —John Healey, 1610, translation of and commentary on Augustine of Hippo's City of God

    < Greek goēteí�? < goēt- "sorcerer" < go- "cry, wail"

    August 4, 2008

  • ""You should certainly include a chapter on goety," said Sir Stephen."

    Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho, p 83

    November 12, 2015