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monomachy Line breaks: mon|om¦achy
Pronunciation: /məˈnɒməki/

Definition of monomachy in English:

noun (plural monomachies)

rare
A duel.
Example sentences
  • His sense of nobility moves him to desire to engage in a monomachy with Miraz to avenge his father.
  • In the monomachy, we see him raised to a superhuman stature and strength.
  • Epic monomachy can all too easily become a reductive and distorting clash between agents of pure good and evil.

Origin

Late 16th century: from late Latin monomachia, from Greek monomakhia, from monos 'alone' +-makhia 'fighting'.

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