Complete Definition of "geomancy"

English
wikipedia

Alternative spellings
geomancie (Early Modern English)

Etymology
L. geo- (Earth), + mancy (prophecy), Late Gr. geomanteia.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. A method of divination which interprets markings on the ground or how handfuls of dirt land when tossed.

Translations
trans-top|type of divination
Danish: geomanti
trans-mid
New Latin: geomantia
Middle English: geomance, geomanci, #Middle English|geomancy, geomansi, geomansy, geomanty, geomensie, geomensy, geomensye, geomese, geomesie, geomessie, gemensye, geemessye
Norwegian: geomantikk m
Swedish: geomanti
trans-bottom

Quotations
1660 Urquhart tr. Rabelais Gargantua & Pantagruel iii. xxv.
:Hard by here, in the Brown-wheat-Island, dwelleth Her Trippa; you know how by the Arts of Astrology, Geomancy, Chiromancy, Metopomancy, and others of a like stuff and nature, he foretelleth all things to come...

1868 Chambers's Encyc. III
:Geomancy (this was anciently practised by casting pebbles on the ground, from which conjectures were formed; but the Arabian geomancy was more recondite, being founded on the effects of motion under the crust of the earth, the chinks thus produced, and the noises or thunderings heard)...

1970 Man, Myth & Magic v.
:Geomancy - by dots on paper, marks on the earth, or particles of earth.

Category:Divination


Middle English

Alternative spellings
top2
geomance
geomanci
geomansi
geomansy
geomanty
geomensie
geomensy
mid2
geomensye
geomese
geomesie
geomessie
gemensye
geemessye

Noun
enm-noun|-

  1. #English|geomancy

Category:enm:Divination

Quotations
1425 Mandev. (Eg) 115/9
:At a syde of pe emperour table sittez many philosophers and grete clerkez of diuerse sciencez, sum of astronomy, sum of nigromancy, sum of geomancy, sum of pyromancy, sum of ydromancy.

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