mancy

-mancy

a combining form meaning “divination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: necromancy.

Origin:
Middle English -manci(e), -mancy(e) < Old French -mancie < Latin -mantīa < Greek manteía divination. See mantic, -cy

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-mancy
 
n combining form
indicating divination of a particular kind: chiromancy
 
[from Old French -mancie, from Latin -mantia, from Greek manteia soothsaying]
 
-mantic
 
adj combining form

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-mancy
combining form meaning "divination by means of," from O.Fr. -mancie, from L.L. -mantia, from Gk. manteia "oracle, divination," from mantis "seer, prophet, soothsayer," related to mania "madness, frenzy" (see mania).
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