an interpreter of dreams.

Origin of oneirocritic

1605–15; < Greek oneirokritikós pertaining to the interpretation of dreams, equivalent to óneir(os) dream + -o- -o- + kritikós skilled in judgment; see critic
Related formso·nei·ro·crit·i·cal, adjectiveo·nei·ro·crit·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for oneirocritic



a person who interprets dreams
Derived Formsoneirocritical, adjectiveoneirocritically, adverb

Word Origin for oneirocritic

C17: from Greek oneirokritikos
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Word Origin and History for oneirocritic

"a judge or interpreter of dreams," 1650s from Greek oneirokritikos "pertaining to the interpretation of dreams," from oneirokrites "interpreter of dreams," from oneiros "a dream" (see oneiro-) + krites "discerner, judge" (see critic).

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