phisnomy

phisnomy

(ˈfɪznəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Anatomy) an archaic term for physiognomy
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The paddock offers to help her, but the mouse, after looking the animal over is skeptical: "GifF I can ony skill of Phisnomy, / Thow hes sumpart off falset and Invy" [If I have any skill of Physiognomy, you have some part of falseness and animosity] (2824-25).
There are dozens of treatises, such as Certayne Rewles of Phisnomy (a fourteenth- or fifteenth-century translation from the Arabic) which declared: