Meaning of ARCANE in English

ARCANE

adj.

Pronunciation: är- ' k ā n

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin arcanus

Date: 1547

: known or knowable only to the initiate : SECRET < arcane rites> broadly : MYSTERIOUS , OBSCURE < arcane explanations>

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