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Of, relating to, or having the power of divination; prophetic.

[Greek mantikos, from mantis, seer; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

man′tic·al·ly adv.


1. of or relating to divination and prophecy
2. having divining or prophetic powers
[C19: from Greek mantikos prophetic, from mantis seer]
ˈmantically adv


(ˈmæn tɪk)

1. of or pertaining to divination.
2. having the power of divination.
[1580–90; < Greek mantikós of a soothsayer, prophetic. See mantis, -ic]
man′ti•cal•ly, adv.


a combining form used in the formation of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mantic - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecymantic - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"


Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
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Esarhaddon begins to describe his mantically delivered divine approval at the beginning of the text proper, shortly after his own titulary:
By establishing that the gods have mantically shown their support for Esarhaddon's reign, the king is presenting himself as the uncontested, divinely approved monarch.
There's real potential for financial fortune or to be on the end of someone's generosi-f this week, you meet someone mantically or in business, this union could be auspicious.