chiromancy


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Related to chiromancy: palm reading, palmistry

chi·ro·man·cy

 (kī′rə-măn′sē)
n.
Palmistry.

chi′ro·man′cer n.

chiromancy

(ˈkaɪrəˌmænsɪ) or

cheiromancy

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) another word for palmistry
ˈchiroˌmancer n

palm•is•try

(ˈpɑ mə stri)

n.
the art or practice of telling fortunes and interpreting character from the lines and configurations on the palm of a person's hand.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pawmestry=pawme palm1 + -stry (appar. -stre -ster + -y -y3)]
palm′ist, n.

chiromancy, cheiromancy

palmistry.
See also: Divination, Hands
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiromancy - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the handchiromancy - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
Translations

chiromancy

nChiromantie f
References in classic literature ?
We pored together over such works as the Ververt et Chartreuse of Gresset; the Belphegor of Machiavelli; the Heaven and Hell of Swedenborg; the Subterranean Voyage of Nicholas Klimm by Holberg; the Chiromancy of Robert Flud, of Jean D'Indagine, and of De la Chambre; the Journey into the Blue Distance of Tieck; and the City of the Sun by Campanella.
As one that was ever an ornament to human life,' says Mr Wegg, again holding out Mr Venus's palm as if he were going to tell his fortune by chiromancy, and holding his own up ready for smiting it when the time should come; 'as one that the poet might have had his eye on, in writing the national naval words:
3 [section] 3 in Patrologia Latina, quoted in Stefano Rapisarda, 'A Ring on the Little Finger: Andreas Capellanus and Medieval Chiromancy, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol.