Origin of necromancy
Synonyms for necromancy
Related Words for necromancergenius, wizard, witch, virtuoso, charmer, magician, seer, enchanter, enchantress, siren, conjurer, soothsayer, sorcerer, warlock, medium, shaman, diviner, trickster, prophet, voodoo
Examples from the Web for necromancer
Historical Examples of necromancer
Which done, he kissed him againe, and wylled the Necromancer to make hast.The Palace of Pleasure
Rich, with his "Necromancer," conjured all the town within the ring of his little theatre.
Word Origin for necromancy
c.1300, from Old French nigromansere, from nigromancie (see necromancy).
c.1300, nygromauncy, "divination by communication with the dead," from Old French nigromancie "magic, necromancy, witchcraft, sorcery," from Medieval Latin nigromantia (13c.), from Latin necromantia "divination from an exhumed corpse," from Greek nekromanteia, from nekros "dead body" (see necro-) + manteia "divination, oracle," from manteuesthai "to prophesy," from mantis "prophet" (see mania). Spelling influenced in Medieval Latin by niger "black," on notion of "black arts." Modern spelling is a mid-16c. correction. Related: Necromantic.