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chiromancy

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Etymology

From chiro- (hand) + -mancy.

Noun

Singular
chiromancy

Plural
-

chiromancy (-)
  1. Divination performed by examining the palms.

Quotations

  • 1620 J. Melton Astrologaster
    If they fore-tell things that shall happen by signes that they see in lines of a mans hand; then it is called Chyromancie...
  • 1995 C. Walker Encyc. Secret Knowledge
    Modern palmistry differs from the ancient methods in concentrating on what is called chirognomy at the expense of chiromancy.

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