oneiromancy

[oh-nahy-ruh-man-see]
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noun

divination through dreams.

Nearby words

  1. oneiro-,
  2. oneirocritic,
  3. oneirocritical,
  4. oneirocriticism,
  5. oneirodynia,
  6. oneirophrenia,
  7. oneiroscopy,
  8. oneness,
  9. oneonta,
  10. oner

Origin of oneiromancy

1645–55; < Greek óneiro(s) dream + -mancy

Related formso·nei·ro·man·cer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for oneiromancy

oneiromancy

noun

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

oneiromancy

n.

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

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