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In Hocus Pocu

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20:22 Jan 21, 2002
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Greek term or phrase: In Hocus Pocu
Just trying ot figure it out. what does In Hocus Pocus mean. and for that matter what does sigma and Chi and Phi mean. any help would be greatfully appreciated. I am tryin to get initiated and i need to know. thank you
Scott
English translation:greek letters
Explanation:
Sigma, Chi and Phi are simply Greek letters of the alphabet.
Hocus Pocus is an English expression, not a Greek one. According to Merriam-Webster, here's what it means:
1 : SLEIGHT OF HAND
2 : nonsense or sham used especially to cloak deception
Also, used as a verb it means:"to play tricks on"
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greek letters


Explanation:
Sigma, Chi and Phi are simply Greek letters of the alphabet.
Hocus Pocus is an English expression, not a Greek one. According to Merriam-Webster, here's what it means:
1 : SLEIGHT OF HAND
2 : nonsense or sham used especially to cloak deception
Also, used as a verb it means:"to play tricks on"


    Reference: http://www.merriam-webster.com
Maria Karra
United States
Local time: 11:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 441
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Isodynamia: Correct! Let me just add the Greek writing of the letters Ξ (chi) Φ (phi).
54 mins

neutral  Alex Seidanis: The letters are Σ (Sigma), X (chi - pronounced hee), and Φ (phi - pronounced fee) and the language of the expression is Latin. The explanation provided is correct though.
1 hr

agree  katerina kranou
3 days 16 hrs
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