Archaic magic; the occult
Origin of gramaryeMiddle English gramery, grammar, magic ; from Old French gramaire, grammar
Occult learning; magic.
Origin of gramaryeMiddle English gramarie, probably from Old French gramaire, grammar, book of magic; see grammar.
- (archaic) Mystical learning; the occult, magic, sorcery.
- 1885: But the daughter of my uncle (this gazelle) had learned gramarye and egromancy and clerkly craft from her childhood; so she bewitched that son of mine to a calf, and my handmaid (his mother) to a heifer, and made them over to the herdsman's care. — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, vol. 1