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chartomancy

English

Etymology

Ancient Greek chartes, "a leaf of paper".

Noun

Singular
chartomancy

Plural
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chartomancy (-)
  1. Divination by interpreting inscriptions on writing paper.

Quotations

  • 1652 Gaule The Magastromancer xix.
    Chartomancy, by writing in papers...
  • 1973 Gibson Complete Illust. Bk Div. & Prophecy
    CHARTOMANCY: Divination by writing or interpreting inscriptions, sometimes of mysterious origin. Predictions written in invisible ink, which appears when papers are heated, come in this general category. So do greeting cards.

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