Conjuring tricks performed as entertainment.
Mid 19th century: from French, from preste ‘nimble’ + Latin digitus ‘finger’ + -ation.
“What can I say? He’s a master of prestidigitation.”
Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.
Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.