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geomancy

[jee-uh-man-see] /ˈdʒi əˌmæn si/
noun
1.
divination by geographic features or by figures or lines.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Old French geomancieLate Greek geōmanteía. See geo-, -mancy
Related forms
geomancer, noun
geomantic, adjective
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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

geomancy

/ˈdʒiːəʊˌmænsɪ/
noun
1.
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
n.

"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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