necromancer


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nec·ro·man·cy

 (nĕk′rə-măn′sē)
n.
1. The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future.
2. Black magic; sorcery.
3. Magic qualities.

[Alteration of Middle English nigromancie, from Old French nigremancie, from Medieval Latin nigromantia, alteration (influenced by Latin niger, black) of Late Latin necromantīa, from Greek nekromanteia : nekros, corpse; see nek-1 in Indo-European roots + -manteia, -mancy.]

nec′ro·man′cer n.
nec′ro·man′tic (-măn′tĭk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necromancer - one who practices magic or sorcerynecromancer - one who practices magic or sorcery  
enchanter - a sorcerer or magician
exorciser, exorcist - someone who practices exorcism
magus - a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
occultist - a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
sorceress - a woman sorcerer
witch doctor - someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
2.necromancer - one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers

necromancer

noun magician, diviner, witch, wizard, sorcerer, occultist, sorceress, warlock, enchantress, enchanter, black magician a necromancer who conjured up the spirits of the dead
Translations

necromancer

[ˈnekrəʊmænsəʳ] Nnigromante m

necromancer

nToten- or Geisterbeschworer(in) m(f), → Nekromant(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
Others contended that the stigma had not been produced until a long time subsequent, when old Roger Chillingworth, being a potent necromancer, had caused it to appear, through the agency of magic and poisonous drugs.
Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, and Horrid Mysteries.
Hardly have I escaped from that magician, and must another necromancer again run across my path,--