- of or relating to divination.
- having the power of divination.
Origin of mantic
- a combining form used in the formation of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic.
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Examples from the Web for mantic
Nor have I meddled with the Mantic lately: nor does what you say encourage me to do so.
His mantic function does not necessarily show that he was a ghost.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
Mary says he's 'mantic like, as she calls it, but I don't believe it's no sich thing.I've Been Thinking;
Azel Stevens Roe
Indeed, this word phrenetic or maniac is no reproach; it is identical with mantic --prophetic.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Meanwhile also I keep putting into shape some of that Mantic which however would never do to publish.
- of or relating to divination and prophecy
- having divining or prophetic powers
C19: from Greek mantikos prophetic, from mantis seer
- forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancynecromantic
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Word Origin and History for mantic
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).
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