What It Sounds Like (sigh-AM-ah-kee)
If you don't know what this word means, play with the sound and shape of it. What does it FEEL like it means? Me? I picture the sadness of a king, regally dressed but bent over in his throne, weeping!
What It Actually Means
Sciamachy is a noun and refers to the act of fighting shadows, doing battle with an imaginary opponent. What a wonderful word!
Where it Comes From
This delicious word is derived from the Greek, skiamakhia, a mock fight, which in turn, comes from skia, a shadow, and makhesthai, to fight.
Now Go Out There And USE it!