chi·​ro·​man·​cy | \ ˈkī-rə-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce chiromancy (audio) \

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chiromancer \ ˈkī-​rə-​ˌman(t)-​sər How to pronounce chiromancer (audio) \ noun

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Of all divination practices, palm reading, also known as chiromancy or palmistry, is one of the most highly regarded. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 4 June 2018 Though all divinations require study and practice, chiromancy fundamentals are quite easy to learn. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner's Guide to Reading Palms," 4 June 2018 Séances were a fad; so were hypnotism, chiromancy and telepathy. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, "The New York Times," 29 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of chiromancy

circa 1528, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chiromancy

probably from Middle French chiromancie, from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Greek cheir- chir- + -manteia -mancy

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The first known use of chiromancy was circa 1528

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a strong desire or propensity

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