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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for geomancy


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

"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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