Cantrip

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Cantrip is a word of Scots origin to mean a magical spell of any kind,[1] or one which reads the same forwards and backwards.[2] It can also be a witch's trick, or a sham.[3] It is possibly derived from the Gaelic canntaireachd, a piper's mnemonic chant.[4]

Usage in fantasy games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2. Cantrip, Dictionary of the Scots Language (online edition).
  2. ^ http://cours.littlenex.com/y/BookVocabulary/Prince%20Caspian.pdf
  3. ^ "cantrip - definition of cantrip by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia". Thefreedictionary.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  4. ^ 3. Cantrip, Dictionary of the Scots Language (online edition).
  5. ^ Gygax, Gary. Unearthed Arcana. TSR, 1987, p. 45.
  6. ^ http://www.wizards.com/magic/rules/en_8e_rulebook.pdf
  7. ^ [1][dead link]