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OTHER WORDS FROM necromancynec·ro·man·cer, nounnec·ro·man·tic [nek-ruh-man-tik] /ˌnɛk rəˈmæn tɪk/ Obsolete, nec·ro·man·ti·cal, adjectivenec·ro·man·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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What is necromancy?
Necromancy is a form of magic or divination in which a person communicates with the dead, as in The evil sorcerer used vile necromancy to get information on his enemies.
Necromancy can also refer to magic or witchcraft in general.
Often, necromancy is depicted as conjuring up a spirit or temporarily raising the dead. The supposed goal of necromancy is to gain information from the dead, especially about the future.
A person who performs necromancy is called a necromancer, as in The necromancer performed a dark ritual in the secluded graveyard.
The adjective necromantic refers to things related to necromancy, as in The powerful witch had a wide array of necromantic spells.
Example: The wicked magician used necromancy to learn powerful spells from the spirits of dead wizards.
Where does necromancy come from?
The first records of the word necromancy come from around 1250. It ultimately comes from the Greek nekromanteía.
As far as we know, it is impossible to talk to the dead or bring the dead back to life in some form. However, ancient peoples thought necromancy and other magic were possible. During Europe’s Middle Ages, necromancy and other black magic was condemned by the Catholic Church, and anyone suspected of practicing it could have been accused of witchcraft and put to death.
In popular culture, necromancy is often depicted as being a dark magic used by witches, warlocks, and other sorcerers. Especially in fantasy fiction, necromancy often takes the form of a magic user raising the dead as zombies, skeletons, walking corpses, or other undead creatures.
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- necromancer (noun)
- necromantic (adjective)
- necromantically (adverb)
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Necromancy is a word people use to refer to magic that involves death or the dead.
Which is worse: become a zombie from disease, or becoming a zombie from necromancy?
— Epic Reads ☀️ (@EpicReads) August 5, 2013
I'm constantly intrigued about life after death. Necromancy may be my new obsession.
— 🦖 Zac Thompson (@ZacBeThompson) March 18, 2014
Finished a oneshot tonight that ended in my necromancy leaning wizard literally disintegrating a red dragon with 78 points of damage in one go. I love dungeons and dragons.
— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) November 17, 2019
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How to use necromancy in a sentence
Today a substantial subset of people seem to regard science as the equivalent of necromancy or alchemy, or, like, Rumpelstiltskin.Gene Weingarten: I have a better term for the ‘vaccine-hesitant’|Gene Weingarten|September 9, 2021|Washington Post
Hell, to be honest, necromancy comes about because of the type of person Harrow needed to be.How Gideon the Ninth author Tamsyn Muir queers the space opera|Constance Grady|February 5, 2021|Vox
Necromancy—wizardry—fairy-lore—all the stuff and nonsense that goes to the making of 'The Arabian nights'!Cleek, the Master Detective|Thomas W. Hanshew
Necromancy and magic, demonism and witchcraft, have long since been relegated to the limbo of exposed fraud.Craftsmanship in Teaching|William Chandler Bagley
On the other hand, Necromancy, according to the definition of Cotgrave, is divination by conference with dead bodies raised.
As to the facts of Witchcraft and Necromancy, it is quite impossible to deny their existence.
Many of the heathens cordially defended magic and Necromancy.