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fantasy

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Man's fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness.
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Etymology

From Old French fantasie (fantasy), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] phantasia (imagination), from Ancient Greek φαντασία (phantasia), apparition), from φαντάζω (phantazō), to show at the eye or the mind), from φαίνω (phainō), to show in light), from ϕῶὖ (phôs), light).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈfæntəˌsi/

Noun

Singular
fantasy

Plural
fantas

fantasy (fantas)
  1. That which comes from one's imagination
  2. (literature) The literary genre generally dealing with themes of magic and fictive medieval technology.
  3. (slang) The drug gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid.

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Czech

Noun

fantasy f.

  1. fantasy (literature) (literary genre)

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