onomancy


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onomancy, onomomancy

a form of divination involving the letters of a name. Also called nomancy.
See also: Names
a form of divination involving the letters of a name. Cf. nomancy.
See also: Divination
nomancy.
See also: Writing
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Noun1.onomancy - divination by the letters of a name
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
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I will apply this "double vision" for patterns of onomancy, liturgies, and hymns, and then revisit the "Sand Garden" Mass.
What might be regarded today as a superstitious belief in onomancy, an occultic belief in the incantatory power of names, was for early Christian and pre-Renaissance societies still a widely held conviction.
books, treatises, deeds, memorials, recipes, and catalogues, for invoking demons, by whatever way, and manner, whether it be by necromancy, hydromancy, pyromancy, aeromancy, onomancy, chiromancy, and geomancy; or by writings, and papers of magic art, spells, witchcrafts, omens, enchantments, conjurings, circles, characters, seals, rings, and figures.