mantic

[ man-tik ]
/ ˈmæn tɪk /

adjective

of or relating to divination.
having the power of divination.

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Origin of mantic

First recorded in 1580–90, mantic is from the Greek word mantikós of a soothsayer, prophetic. See mantis, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM mantic

man·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Definition for mantic (2 of 2)

-mantic

a combining form used in the formation of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic.
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British Dictionary definitions for mantic (1 of 2)

mantic
/ (ˈmæntɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to divination and prophecy
having divining or prophetic powers

Derived forms of mantic

mantically, adverb

Word Origin for mantic

C19: from Greek mantikos prophetic, from mantis seer

British Dictionary definitions for mantic (2 of 2)

-mantic

adj combining form

forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancynecromantic
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