Definition of grimoire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡrimˈwär/


A book of magic spells and invocations.
Example sentences
  • For years, I performed rituals from Pagan grimoires and read incantations to Bast, Diana / Artemis, and Hecate.
  • Wandered into a bookstore yesterday and found this book by S.L. MacGregor Mathers, supposedly a grimoire he translated from original French and Latin of a manuscript in the Library of Paris in the early nineteen hundreds.
  • She then set them down on a piece of white paper next to a bottle and flipped through her grimoire until she found the spell she wanted.


Mid 19th century: French, alteration of grammaire 'grammar'.

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Syllabification: gri·moire

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