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arithmancy

[ar-ith-man-see] /ˈær ɪθˌmæn si/
noun
1.
divination by the use of numbers, especially by the number of letters in names.
Also, arithmomancy
[uh-rith-muh-man-see, ar-ith-] /əˈrɪθ məˌmæn si, ˈær ɪθ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Neo-Latin arithmomantia < Greek arithmó(s) number + manteía -mancy
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arithmancy

n.

"divination by numbers," 1570s, from Greek arithmos "number" (see arithmetic) + -manteia "divination" (see -mancy).

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