- Sciamachy is a fight with imaginary attackers.
An example of sciamachy is a bipolar person having a psychotic episode and imagines they are being ambushed.
a fighting with shadows or imaginary enemies
Origin of sciamachyClassical Greek skiamachia ; from skia, shadow (see shine) + machein, to fight (see -machy)
- shadow-boxing; fighting that is futile or make-believe
Greek σκιαμαχια, from σκια ‘shadow’ + μαχη ‘battle’.