Complete Definition of "arithmancy"

English
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Alternative spellings
arithmomancy
arithomancy
arythmancy (early)

Etymology
Gr. arithmos for "number" + -mancy.
Gr. αÏιθμομανÏεια, divination by numbers

Noun
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  1. divination|Divination using numbers that are the equivalent of letters of a name

Quotations
"Of this roote last spoken of [sc. astrology], springs innumerable branches; such as the knowledge of natiuities; the Chiromancie, Geomantie, Hydromantie, Arithmantie, Physiognomie: & a thousand others: which were much practiced, & holden in great reuerence by the Gentiles of olde." -- King James Daemonologie, 1597
"Divination by means of numbers. The Greeks examined the number and value of the letters in the names of two combatants, and predicted that he whose name contained most letters, or letters of the greatest value, would be the victor." -- Encyc. Occult, L. Spence, 1920

References
R:Webster 1913

Category:Divination

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