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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

mantic

\MAN-tik\ , adjective;
1.
Of or pertaining to divination.
2.
Having the power of divination.
Quotes:
"She spent some evenings secretly working to expand the ever-present taint of the mantic sight still trapped within her."
-- Barb Hendee, J. C. Hendee, In Shade and Shadow
"It is these mantic responses that alert the intelligence to the presence of something that calls for interpretation."
-- M. R. Wright, Andrew Barker, Reason and Necessity: Essays On Plato's Timaeus
Origin:
Mantic stems from the Greek mantikos, "of a soothsayer."
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