chirognomy


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chirognomy

(kaɪˈrɒnəmɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the study of the hand in order to discern a person's nature or future events

chirognomy, cheirognomy

the theories and activity of palmistry. — chirognomist, cheirognomist, n.
See also: Hands

chirognomy

Divination using the palm of the hand but which also includes an analysis of hand shape, fingers and fingernails. It is also called chirology, chiromancy, and palmistry.