geo·​man·​cy | \ ˈjē-ə-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce geomancy (audio) \

Definition of geomancy

: divination by means of figures or lines or geographic features

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Other Words from geomancy

geomancer \ ˈjē-​ə-​ˌman(t)-​sər How to pronounce geomancer (audio) \ noun
geomantic \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈman-​tik How to pronounce geomantic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of geomancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Feng Shui Brings Harmony to a Colorado Garden," 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of geomancy

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geomancy

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

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

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“Geomancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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