mystery (n.) Old form(s): mysterie
secret matter, inexplicable essence
Ham III.ii.374[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] You would pluck out the heart of my mystery
TC III.iii.201[Ulysses to Achilles] There is a mystery ... in the soul of state
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