Meaning of ARCANE in English


/ahr kayn"/ , adj.

known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric: She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters.

[ 1540-50; ( arcanus, equiv. to arc ( ere ) to shut up, keep (deriv. of arca a chest, box) + -anus -AN ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .