Definition of monomachy in English:


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

noun (plural monomachies)

A duel.
More example sentences
  • Under the principate emperors never indulged in such monomachy.
  • There is to be perform'd a monomachy, Combat or duel, time, place, and weapon, Agreed betwixt us.
  • Epic monomachy can all too easily become a reductive and distorting clash between agents of pure good and evil.


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

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