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a combining form meaning “divination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: necromancy.



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Origin of -mancy

Middle English -manci(e), -mancy(e) <Old French -mancie<Latin -mantīa<Greek manteía divination. See mantic, -cy
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British Dictionary definitions for -mancy


n combining form

indicating divination of a particular kindchiromancy
from Old French -mancie, from Latin -mantia, from Greek manteia soothsaying
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