Complete Definition of "chiromancy"

English

Alternative forms
Early modern English: cheiromancy, chiromancie, chyromancia, chyromancie, chyromancy.

Etymology
From Gr. for "hand" + -mancy.

Noun
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  1. Divination performed by examining the palms.

Quotations
1620 J. Melton Astrologaster
:If they fore-tell things that shall happen by signes that they see in lines of a mans hand; then it is called Chyromancie...
1995 C. Walker Encyc. Secret Knowledge
:Modern palmistry differs from the ancient methods in concentrating on what is called chirognomy at the expense of chiromancy.

Synonyms
palmistry

Derived terms
chiromancer
chiromantic
chiromantical

Translations
trans-top|divination performed by examining the palms
Middle English: chiromanty, chiromantie, chyromancie, ciromanci, ciromancie, cyromancy, cyromancye.
trans-mid
New Latin: chiromantia, chyromantia.
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References
R:Webster 1913

Category:Divination

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