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geomancy

[ jee-uh-man-see ]

noun

  1. divination by geographic features or by figures or lines.


geomancy

/ ˈdʒiːəʊˌmænsɪ /

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 Forms

  • ˌgeoˈmantic, adjective
  • ˈgeoˌmancer, noun

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Other Words From

  • geo·mancer noun
  • geo·mantic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of geomancy1

1325–75; Middle English < Old French geomancie Late Greek geōmanteía. See geo-, -mancy

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Example Sentences

But Speght is correct in the main point, viz., that Puella and Rubeus are 'the names of two figures in geomancy.'

Geomancy is a kind of foretelling things, by means of little dots first made on the ground and then on paper.

Pertaining to geomancy, the art of divining future events by means of signs connected with the earth.

Alchemy, geomancy and spiritualism have dwelt and dwell under its shadow.

Herbalism, alchemy, geomancy, and other magic arts owe their origin to this fountain-head of primitive superstition.

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