mantic

[ man-tik ]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to divination.

  2. having the power of divination.

Origin of mantic

1
First recorded in 1580–90, mantic is from the Greek word mantikós of a soothsayer, prophetic. See mantis, -ic

Other words from mantic

  • man·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Other definitions for -mantic (2 of 2)

-mantic

  1. a combining form used in the formation of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic.

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How to use mantic in a sentence

  • Mary says he's 'mantic like, as she calls it, but I don't believe it's no sich thing.

    I've Been Thinking; | Azel Stevens Roe

British Dictionary definitions for mantic (1 of 2)

mantic

/ (ˈmæntɪk) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to divination and prophecy

  2. having divining or prophetic powers

Origin of mantic

1
C19: from Greek mantikos prophetic, from mantis seer

Derived forms of mantic

  • mantically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for -mantic (2 of 2)

-mantic

adj combining form
  1. forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic

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