-mach, -machy, -machies, -machia, -machist, -machic, -machical

(Greek: battle, war; fight; contest)

logomachical (adjective), more logomachical, most logomachical
logomachize (verb), logomachizes; logomachized; logomachizing
logomachy (s) (noun), logomachies (pl)
1. Disputes, contentions, or quarrels via words.
2. A controversy marked by verbiage.
A war of words.
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monomachy (s) (noun), monomachies (pl)
A single combat or contest between two people; such as, a duel: Betty was engrossed in her book telling about two knights fighting a monomachy and whoever won had the hand of the most beautiful princess of all!
A combat with a sword.
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naumachy (s) (noun), naumachies (pl)
In Roman antiquity, a show or spectacle representing a sea fight or a naval battle.
ostomachy (s) (noun), ostomachies (pl)
A game played with fourteen pieces of bone; fighting with bones.
pneumatomachy (s) (noun), pneumatomachies (pl)
Denial of the divinity of the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit.
poetomachia (noun), poetomachias (pl)
A contest or quarrel among poets.
pseuchomachy (s) (noun), pseuchomachies (pl)
A variant of psychomachy.
psychomachy (s) (noun), psychomachies (pl)
A conflict between the body and the soul.
pygmachy (s) (noun), pygmachies (pl)
Boxing or fighting with clubs.
pyromachy (s) (noun), pyromachies (pl)
Fighting with fire or the use of fire in military combat.
sciamachy, skiamachy (s) (noun), sciamachies, skiamachies (pl)
1. A sham or a false fighting for exercise or practice: Mary found Jack in his room at home doing sciamachy, or in other words, he was taking part in a skirmish against an imaginary foe!
2. The action of combating with a shadow or "shadow-boxing": When doing sciamachy, Sam prepared himself physically in which punches are thrown in the air, and at no one in particular.
3. Battles with imaginary enemies: Often a war on terror is pure sciamachy because we usually don't know who the enemy is, we have no defined conditions of victory, and it can't be a war as such because that is a conflict between nations.
4. Etymology: Greek skiamakhia, from skia, “shadow or shade”+ makhe, “battle”.
Combat with an imaginary foe.
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sciomachy (s) (noun), sciomachies (pl)
A variant of sciamachy.
spheromachy (s) (noun), spheromachies (pl)
Competing with "balls"; such as, golf, bowling, tennis, basketball, baseball, etc.

Related "war, war-like" or "battle" word units: areo-; belli-; milit-.