oneirocritic

oneirocritic

[oh-nahy-ruh-krit-ik]
noun
an interpreter of dreams.

Origin:
1605–15; < Greek oneirokritikós pertaining to the interpretation of dreams, equivalent to óneir(os) dream + -o- -o- + kritikós skilled in judgment; see critic

oneirocritical, adjective
oneirocritically, adverb
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oneirocritic (əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪk)
 
n
a person who interprets dreams
 
[C17: from Greek oneirokritikos]
 
oneiro'critical
 
adj
 
oneiro'critically
 
adv

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oneirocritic
"a judge or interpreter of dreams," 1588 (implied in oneirocritical), from Gk. oneirokritikos "pertaining to the interpretation of dreams," from oneiros "a dream" + krites "discerner, judge" (see critic).
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