Origin of mantic
Examples from the Web for mantic
We have records of men who seem to have moved beyond the mantic stage and who prepare the way for the great Prophets.The Evolution of Old Testament Religion|W. E. Orchard
No one has ever poured such satire upon the mantic arts as did Rabelais in chapter twenty-five of the third book of "Pantagruel."The Evolution of Modern Medicine|William Osler
His mantic function does not necessarily show that he was a ghost.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy
Garcin de Tassy tells me he has printed four thousand lines of the Mantic.
Nor have I meddled with the Mantic lately: nor does what you say encourage me to do so.
Word Origin for mantic
adj combining form
1850, from Greek mantikos "prophetic, oracular, of or for a soothsayer," from mantis "prophet," literally "one touched by divine madness" (see mantis). Related: Mantical (1580s).