chiromancy

[ kahy-ruh-man-see ]
/ ˈkaɪ rəˌmæn si /
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noun

Origin of chiromancy

First recorded in 1520–30; chiro- + -mancy
Related formschi·ro·man·cer, nounchi·ro·man·tic, chi·ro·man·ti·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chiromancy

chiromancy

/ (ˈkaɪrəˌmænsɪ) /

noun

another word for palmistry
Derived Formschiromancer, noun
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Word Origin and History for chiromancy

chiromancy


n.

"divination by the hand, palmistry," 1520s, from French chiromancie (14c.), from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Late Greek kheiromanteia, from kheiro-, comb. form of kheir "hand" (see chiro-) + -mantia (see -mancy). Related: Chiromancer; chiromantic.

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