cartomancy


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cartomancy

(ˈkɑːtəˌmænsɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the telling of fortunes with playing cards
[C19: from French carte card + -mancy]

cartomancy

a form of divination involving playing cards.
See also: Divination

cartomancy

A form of divination using modern playing cards.
Translations

cartomancy

[ˈkɑːtəmænsɪ] Ncartomancia f

cartomancy

nKartenlegen nt, → Kartomantie f (spec)
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But it's filled with original, impressive touches: the cards themselves, an entrancing 16th-century deck reproduced in the book; the cartomancy sketches of the Octavo; the way the characters seem to revolve around each other like an intricate, courtly dance; the bits of description--the icy-cold rooms, the glittering chandeliers with candles dripping wax onto the floor below--of a time long gone.
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