oneiromancy

[oh-nahy-ruh-man-see]

Origin of oneiromancy

1645–55; < Greek óneiro(s) dream + -mancy
Related formso·nei·ro·man·cer, noun
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oneiromancy

noun
  1. rare divination by the interpretation of dreams
Derived Formsoneiromancer, noun

Word Origin for oneiromancy

C17: from Greek oneiros dream + -mancy
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Word Origin and History for oneiromancy
n.

1650s; see oneiro- + -mancy. Cf. Greek oneiromantis "an interpreter of dreams." Related: oneiromantic.

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