geo·​man·​cy ˈjē-ə-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce geomancy (audio)
: divination by means of figures or lines or geographic features
geomancer noun
geomantic adjective

Examples of geomancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Different geomancy masters may interpret the data differently, but there is usually a consensus on what the year means for each zodiac animal based on the positions of the stars. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 8 Feb. 2024 Some refer to it as Chinese geomancy; others pass it off as early Taoist ideology. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 8 Mar. 2023 In the European jewelry space, Hulchi Belluni from Antwerp, Belgium will present a wondrously varied line created by Martine Hul, whose ergonomically elegant fine and high jewelry designs are informed by her studies of Chinese geomancy and energy flows. Kyle Roderick, Forbes, 9 Jan. 2023 Al-Jawbari had studied more than three hundred books on the occult and natural sciences, including an apocryphal magic textbook called the Book of Illusions that was misattributed to Plato, and wrote his own, on the celestial bodies and geomancy, although none of these works has survived. Anna Della Subin, The New York Review of Books, 27 May 2021 Different geomancy masters may interpret the data differently. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 21 Jan. 2023 Also known as Chinese geomancy, the principles of feng shui seek to harmonize a person with their environment—both in the home and the garden—using the eight cardinal directions as the framework. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 3 Mar. 2020

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Word History


Middle English geomancie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin geomantia, from Late Greek geōmanteia, from Greek geō- + -manteia -mancy

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geomancy was in the 14th century

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“Geomancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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