- the art or practice of telling fortunes and interpreting character from the lines and configurations of the palm of a person's hand.
Origin of palmistry
Examples from the Web for palmistry
All you need is a competent plastic surgeon with an electric scalpel who has a basic knowledge of palmistry.Your Future Is in the Palm of Your (Surgeon’s) Hand
Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky
July 12, 2013
Afterwards she told his fortune by cards and he told hers by palmistry.The Twelfth Hour</p>
I am talking as if palmistry was a daily study with me, but that is not so.The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Kainokku or palmistry, in which the women are more proficient than the men.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
They started on palmistry, and Jeremy enjoyed himself immensely.Double Harness
I have since thought the question may have been confused with palmistry.Dactylography
- the process or art of interpreting character, telling fortunes, etc, by the configuration of lines, marks, and bumps on a person's handAlso called: chiromancy
Word Origin and History for palmistry
"divination from the palm of the hand," early 15c., from palme (see palm (n.1)) + obscure second element, perhaps -estre (as in Middle English webbestre "weaver") or -rie (as in Middle English archerie "archery"). Palmist (n.) is an 1886 back-formation.