chiromancy

noun
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 chiromancy (audio) \ noun

Examples of chiromancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though all divinations require study and practice, chiromancy fundamentals are quite easy to learn. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 3 Jan. 2020 Séances were a fad; so were hypnotism, chiromancy and telepathy. Steven Lee Myers, 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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“Chiromancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiromancy. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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