- geomancy "art of divination by means of signs derived from the earth," late 14c., from O.Fr. géomancie, from M.L. geomantia, from late Gk. *geomanteia, from geo-, comb. form of ge "earth" + manteia "divination" (see -MANCY (Cf. -mancy)).
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Geomancy — (from Greek geōmanteia < geo , earth + manteia , divination ), from the eponymous ilm al raml ( the science of sand ), is a method of divination that interprets markings on the ground, or how handfuls of soil, dirt or sand land when someone… … Wikipedia
Geomancy — Ge o*man cy, n. [OE. geomance, geomancie, F. g[ e]omance, g[ e]omancie, LL. geomantia, fr. Gr. ge a, gh^, the earth + mantei a divination.] A kind of divination by means of figures or lines, formed by little dots or points, originally on the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
geomancy — [jē′ō man΄sē] n. [ME geomancie < OFr < ML geomantia < LGr geōmanteia: see GEO & MANCY] divination by random figures formed when a handful of earth is thrown to the ground, or as by lines drawn at random geomancer n. geomantic adj … English World dictionary
geomancy — noun a) A method of divination which interprets markings on the ground or how handfuls of dirt land when tossed. At a syde of pe emperour table sittez many philosophers and grete clerkez of diuerse sciencez, sum of astronomy, sum of nigromancy,… … Wiktionary
geomancy — noun Etymology: Middle English geomancie, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from Late Greek geōmanteia, from Greek geō + manteia mancy Date: 14th century divination by means of figures or lines or geographic features • geomancer… … New Collegiate Dictionary
geomancy — geomancer, n. geomantic, adj. /jee euh man see/, n. divination by geographic features or by figures or lines. [1325 75; ME < OF geomancie LGk geomanteía. See GEO , MANCY] * * * … Universalium
geomancy — ge|o|man|cy [ˈdʒi:əˌmænsi] n [U] the belief that arranging your home, house, office etc in a particular way will bring you good or bad luck →↑feng shui … Dictionary of contemporary English
geomancy — divination by casting earth onto a surface Divination and Fortune Telling … Phrontistery dictionary
geomancy — geÂ·oÂ·manÂ·cy || dÊ’ÉªÉ™ÊŠmÃ¦nsÉª n. prediction of the future by studying lines and figures or geographic features … English contemporary dictionary
geomancy — [ dʒi:ə(ʊ)mansi] noun 1》 the art of siting buildings auspiciously. 2》 divination from the configuration of a handful of earth or random dots. Derivatives geomantic adjective … English new terms dictionary