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chiromancy

[kahy-ruh-man-see] /ˈkaɪ rəˌmæn si/
noun
1.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; chiro- + -mancy
Related forms
chiromancer, noun
chiromantic, chiromantical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chiromantic

chiromancy

/ˈkaɪrəˌmænsɪ/
noun
1.
another word for palmistry
Derived Forms
chiromancer, noun
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Word Origin and History for chiromantic

chiromancy

n.

"divination by the hand, palmistry," 1520s, from French chiromancie (14c.), from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Late Greek kheiromanteia, from kheiro-, comb. form of kheir "hand" (see chiro-) + -mantia (see -mancy). Related: Chiromancer; chiromantic.

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