Chiromancy
Chiromancy Chi"ro*mancy, n. [Gr. chei`r hand + -mancy.] The art or practice of foretelling events, or of telling the fortunes or the disposition of persons by inspecting the hand; palmistry. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chiromancy — or cheiromancy, (Greek cheir (χειρ), “hand”; manteia (μαντεία), “divination”), is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palmistry, palm reading, chirology or hand analysis. The… …   Wikipedia

  • chiromancy — divination by the hand, palmistry, 1520s, from Fr. chiromancie (14c.), from M.L. chiromantia, from Late Gk. kheiromanteia, from kheiro , comb. form of kheir hand + mantia (see MANCY (Cf. mancy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chiromancy — [kī′rō man΄sē] n. [ CHIRO + MANCY] PALMISTRY chiromancer n …   English World dictionary

  • chiromancy — noun Etymology: probably from Middle French chiromancie, from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Greek cheir chir + manteia mancy Date: circa 1528 palmistry • chiromancer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiromancy — chiromancer, n. chiromantic, chiromantical, adj. /kuy reuh man see/, n. palmistry. [1520 30; CHIRO + MANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • chiromancy — noun Divination performed by examining the lines in the palms. If they fore tell things that shall happen by signes that they see in lines of a mans hand; then it is called Chyromancie... Syn: palmistry …   Wiktionary

  • chiromancy — divination by means of palmistry Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • chiromancy — chi·ro·man·cy || kaɪrÉ™mænsɪ n. palmistry, palm reading …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chiromancy — [ kʌɪrə(ʊ)mansi] noun the prediction of a person s future from interpreting the lines on the palms of their hands; palmistry …   English new terms dictionary

  • chiromancy — n. Palmistry …   New dictionary of synonyms

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