chiromancy

chiromancy
chiromancer, n.chiromantic, chiromantical, adj.
/kuy"reuh man'see/, n.
palmistry.
[1520-30; CHIRO- + -MANCY]

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  • Chiromancy — or cheiromancy, (Greek cheir (χειρ), “hand”; manteia (μαντεία), “divination”), is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palmistry, palm reading, chirology or hand analysis. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Chiromancy — Chi ro*mancy, n. [Gr. chei r hand + mancy.] The art or practice of foretelling events, or of telling the fortunes or the disposition of persons by inspecting the hand; palmistry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiromancy — divination by the hand, palmistry, 1520s, from Fr. chiromancie (14c.), from M.L. chiromantia, from Late Gk. kheiromanteia, from kheiro , comb. form of kheir hand + mantia (see MANCY (Cf. mancy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chiromancy — [kī′rō man΄sē] n. [ CHIRO + MANCY] PALMISTRY chiromancer n …   English World dictionary

  • CHIROMANCY (Palmistry) — The determination of a man s character and frequently of his fate and future from lines and other marks on the palm and fingers was one of the mantic arts which developed in the Near East, apparently, during the Hellenistic period. No early… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • chiromancy — noun Etymology: probably from Middle French chiromancie, from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Greek cheir chir + manteia mancy Date: circa 1528 palmistry • chiromancer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiromancy — noun Divination performed by examining the lines in the palms. If they fore tell things that shall happen by signes that they see in lines of a mans hand; then it is called Chyromancie... Syn: palmistry …   Wiktionary

  • chiromancy — divination by means of palmistry Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • chiromancy — chi·ro·man·cy || kaɪrÉ™mænsɪ n. palmistry, palm reading …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chiromancy — [ kʌɪrə(ʊ)mansi] noun the prediction of a person s future from interpreting the lines on the palms of their hands; palmistry …   English new terms dictionary

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