Definition of Fata Morgana in English:

Fata Morgana


  • A mirage.

    ‘the war sometimes seemed unreal, more Fata Morgana than memory’


Italian, literally ‘fairy Morgan’; originally referring to a mirage seen in the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily and attributed to Morgan le Fay, whose legend and reputation were carried to Sicily by Norman settlers.


Fata Morgana

/ˌfɑːtə mɔːˈɡɑːnə/