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[jee-uh-man-see] /ˈdʒi əˌmæn si/
divination by geographic features or by figures or lines.
Origin of geomancy
1325-75; Middle English < Old French geomancieLate Greek geōmanteía. See geo-, -mancy
Related forms
geomancer, noun
geomantic, adjective Unabridged
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  • Even the site was divined by the ancient eco-art of geomancy: organizing environments to optimize harmony between user and space.
  • Lots of things have been born in that house-great geomancy.
British Dictionary definitions for geomancy


prophecy from the pattern made when a handful of earth is cast down or dots are drawn at random and connected with lines
Derived Forms
geomancer, noun
geomantic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for geomancy

"art of divination by means of signs derived from the earth," late 14c., from Old French géomancie, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from late Greek *geomanteia, from geo-, comb. form of ge "earth" + manteia "divination" (see -mancy).

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