palmistry

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noun palm·ist·ry \ˈpä-mə-strē, ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl-\

Definition of palmistry

  1. :  the art or practice of reading a person's character or future from the lines on the palms

Origin and Etymology of palmistry

Middle English pawmestry, probably from paume palm + maistrie mastery


First Known Use: 15th century


PALMISTRY Defined for English Language Learners

palmistry

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noun palm·ist·ry \ˈpä-mə-strē, ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl-\

Definition of palmistry for English Language Learners

  • : the art or activity of looking at the lines on the palms of people's hands and telling them what will happen to them in the future


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