Meaning of ARCANUM in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ är-ˈkā-nəm ]


( plural ar·ca·na -nə)

Etymology: Latin, from neuter of arcanus secret, from arca chest — more at ark

Date: 15th century

1. : mysterious or specialized knowledge, language, or information accessible or possessed only by the initiate — usually used in plural

2. : elixir 1

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.