Definition of sciamachy in English:

sciamachy

noun

Archaic
  • 1[mass noun] Sham fighting for exercise or practice.

    1. 1.1Argument or conflict with an imaginary opponent.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Greek skiamakhia, from skia shadow + -makhia -fighting.

Pronunciation:

sciamachy

/sʌɪˈaməki/