-mancy


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

Words nearby -mancy

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British Dictionary definitions for -mancy

-mancy

n combining form

indicating divination of a particular kindchiromancy

Word Origin for -mancy

from Old French -mancie, from Latin -mantia, from Greek manteia soothsaying
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