Arithmomancy

arithmancy

[ar-ith-man-see]
noun
divination by the use of numbers, especially by the number of letters in names.
Also, arithmomancy [uh-rith-muh-man-see, ar-ith-] .


Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin arithmomantia < Greek arithmó(s) number + manteía -mancy

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