One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plotting, planning, conspiracy, collusion, conniving, scheming, machination, trickery, sharp practice, double-dealing, unscrupulousness, underhandedness, deviousness, subterfugeView synonyms
- ‘The sultaness gathers together a ‘covine’ or conspiracy to help bring death to her people.’
Middle English (denoting a company or band): from Old French, from medieval Latin convenium, from Latin convenire (see convene). Compare with coven.
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