(literary) To fantasize (about)
Other Word Forms of Fantasy
Origin of Fantasy
Middle English fantasie, fantsy from Old French fantasie from Latin phantasia from Greek phantasiā appearance, imagination from phantazesthai to appear from phantos visible from phainesthai phan- to appear passive of phainein to show bhā-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French fantasie (“fantasy”), from Latin 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 the same root as ϕῶς (phôs, “light”).
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