chirology


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chirology

(kaɪˈrɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) another word for chirognomy

chirology, cheirology

Rare. the study of the hands.
See also: Hands
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chirology - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the handchirology - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
Translations

chei·rol·o·gy

, chirology
n. quirología.
1. estudio de la mano;
2. uso del lenguaje por señas como medio de comunicación con los sordomudos.
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Synopsis: Palmistry is the practice of foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palm reading or chirology. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations.
An account of their place in Victorian culture would consider the wealth of tracts on chirology, palmistry, and graphology from the period, as well as such anatomo-spiritual works as Sir Charles Bell's popular treatise The Hand; Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments, as Evincing Design.(11) The fact is not simply that the hand was paid a great deal of attention, but that -- given the extent of Victorian self-regulation, both literary and sartorial -- it was one of the few anatomical parts regularly available for attention: the usual costume of middle-class English adults in the nineteenth century covered all of the body but the head and the hands.