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. ^ 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. ^ Cantrip, Dictionary of the Scots Language (online edition).
  5. ^ Gygax, Gary. Unearthed Arcana. TSR, 1987, p. 45.
  6. ^ "Ask Wizards: July, 2004". Wizards of the Coast. 2004-07-13. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  7. ^ http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Cantrip
  8. ^ [1] Archived July 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.