Hocus-Pocus

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Where did the term ´hocus-pocus´ originate?

Hocus-Pocus

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The expression hocus-pocus is a corruption of the Latin prayer ‘Hoc ist corpus,' (lit. This is my body); the words used at the consecration during the Roman Catholic mass. 'Hocus-Pocus' originated as a derogatory term, poking fun at this 'magical' transformation. Many Catholic magicians avoid the use of the word because of its original meaning.

   

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