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geomancy

[jee-uh-man-see]
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noun
  1. divination by geographic features or by figures or lines.

Origin of geomancy

1325–75; Middle English < Old French geomancieLate Greek geōmanteía. See geo-, -mancy
Related formsge·o·man·cer, nounge·o·man·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for geomancer

Historical Examples

  • The Geomancer is called in to consult the omens, and no selection is made until after ripe reflection.

    Indo-China and Its Primitive People

    Henry Baudesson

  • The grave is not dug until the Geomancer has determined the exact spot by means of two sticks and a piece of cord.


British Dictionary definitions for geomancer

geomancy

noun
  1. prophecy from the pattern made when a handful of earth is cast down or dots are drawn at random and connected with lines
Derived Formsgeomancer, noungeomantic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for geomancer

n.

c.1400, agent noun from geomancy.

geomancy

n.

"art of divination by means of signs derived from the earth," late 14c., from Old French géomancie, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from late Greek *geomanteia, from geo-, comb. form of ge "earth" + manteia "divination" (see -mancy).

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