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esoterica

[es-uh-ter-i-kuh] /ˌɛs əˈtɛr ɪ kə/
plural noun
1.
things understood by or meant for a select few; recondite matters or items.
2.
curiosa (def 1).
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < New Latin, noun use of neuter plural of Greek esōterikós esoteric
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  • There is no need to study all the parts of speech and become conversant with such esoterica as gerundives and cognate objects.
  • Some distilleries have resorted to out-and-out esoterica.
Word Origin and History for esoterica
n.

by 1807, Modern Latin, from plural of Greek esoterikos "pertaining to those within" (see esoteric).

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