- 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.
Related Words for manticapocalyptic, augural, divinatory, fatidic, fatidical, occult, oracular, predictive, prescient, prognostic, pythonic, sibylline, vatic, vaticinal, veiled, visionary, Delphian, foreshadowing, prophetical
Examples from the Web for mantic
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for mantic
- forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancynecromantic
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).