Origin of necromancy
Examples from the Web for necromancy
Holy Scripture is full of references to Witchcraft and Necromancy.
Necromancy gradually merged into sorcery, which has occasionally come to the surface in comparatively recent years.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy|Charles John Samuel Thompson
Again: in Corea and China the practice of Necromancy is said to be almost universal.
As to the facts of Witchcraft and Necromancy, it is quite impossible to deny their existence.
Necromancy and magic, demonism and witchcraft, have long since been relegated to the limbo of exposed fraud.Craftsmanship in Teaching|William Chandler Bagley
British Dictionary definitions for necromancy
Word Origin for necromancy
Word Origin and History for 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.