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geomancy

[jee-uh-man-see]
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noun
  1. divination by geographic features or by figures or lines.
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Origin of geomancy

1325–75; Middle English < Old French geomancieLate Greek geōmanteía. See geo-, -mancy
Related formsge·o·man·cer, nounge·o·man·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The Geomancer is called in to consult the omens, and no selection is made until after ripe reflection.

    Indo-China and Its Primitive People

    Henry Baudesson

  • The grave is not dug until the Geomancer has determined the exact spot by means of two sticks and a piece of cord.


British Dictionary definitions for geomancer

geomancy

noun
  1. prophecy from the pattern made when a handful of earth is cast down or dots are drawn at random and connected with lines
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Derived Formsgeomancer, noungeomantic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for geomancer

n.

c.1400, agent noun from geomancy.

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geomancy

n.

"art of divination by means of signs derived from the earth," late 14c., from Old French géomancie, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from late Greek *geomanteia, from geo-, comb. form of ge "earth" + manteia "divination" (see -mancy).

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