-mancy


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-mancy

suff.
Divination: bibliomancy.

[Middle English, from Old French -mancie, from Late Latin -mantīa, from Greek manteia, -manteia, from manteuesthai, to prophesy, from mantis, prophet; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

-mancy

n combining form
indicating divination of a particular kind: chiromancy.
[from Old French -mancie, from Latin -mantia, from Greek manteia soothsaying]

-mancy

a combining form meaning “divination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: necromancy.
[Middle English -manci(e), -mancy(e) < Old French -mancie < Latin -mantīa < Greek manteía divination. See mantic, -cy]