Meaning of ARCANA in English

[ α :'keɪnə ]

■ plural noun [treated as sing. or plural ] ( sing. arcanum )

1》 secrets; mysteries.

2》 either of the two groups of cards in a tarot pack: the twenty-two trumps (the major ~ ) and the fifty-six suit cards (the minor ~ ).


C16: from L., neut. plural of arcanus (see arcane ).

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