necromancy

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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- in Indo-European roots + -manteia, -mancy.]

nec′ro·man′cer n.
nec′ro·man′tic (-măn′tĭk) adj.

necromancy

(ˈnɛkrəʊˌmænsɪ)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the art or practice of supposedly conjuring up the dead, esp in order to obtain from them knowledge of the future
2. black magic; sorcery
[C13: (as in sense 1) ultimately from Greek nekromanteia, from nekros corpse; (as in sense 2) from Medieval Latin nigromantia, from Latin niger black, which replaced necro- through folk etymology]
ˈnecroˌmancer n
ˌnecroˈmantic adj

nec•ro•man•cy

(ˈnɛk rəˌmæn si)

n.
1. a method of divination through invocation of the dead.
2. magic in general, esp. that practiced by a witch or sorcerer; conjuration.
[1300–50; Middle English nigromancie < Medieval Latin nigromantīa, for Late Latin necromantīa < Greek nekromanteía; see necro-, -mancy]
nec′ro•man`cer, n.
nec`ro•man′tic, adj.

necromancy

1. the magie practiced by a witch or sorcerer.
2. a form of divination through communication with the dead; the black art. Also nigromancy. — necromancer, necromant, nigromancien, n.necromantie, adj.
See also: Death
1. the magic practiced by a witch or sorcerer.
2. a form of divination through communication with the dead. Also called nigromancy. — necromancer, necromant, nigromancien, n. — necromantie, adj.
See also: Divination

necromancy

1. Asking the dead to answer questions about the future using automatic writing, a ouija board, or through a medium.
2. The summoning of the dead for the purposes of divination.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necromancy - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the worldnecromancy - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
magic, thaumaturgy - any art that invokes supernatural powers
witchcraft, witchery - the art of sorcery
bewitchment, enchantment - a magical spell
demonism, diabolism, Satanism - a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
obiism - belief in a kind of sorcery that originated in Africa and is practiced in the West Indies
2.necromancy - conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means

necromancy

noun magic, witchcraft, voodoo, the occult (rare), wizardry, black magic, enchantment, divination, occultism, sorcery, black art, demonology, witchery, voodooism They were accused of using necromancy and the black arts.
Translations
nekromantia
necromantianigromantia

necromancy

[ˈnekrəʊmænsɪ] Nnigromancia f, nigromancía f

necromancy

[ˈnɛkrəmænsi] nnécromancie f

necromancy

nToten- or Geisterbeschwörung f, → Nekromantie f

necromancy

[ˈnɛkrəʊˌmænsɪ] n (frm) → negromanzia