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Divination by means of lines and figures or by geographic features.

[Middle English geomancie, from Medieval Latin geōmantia, from Late Greek geōmanteia, divination by signs from the earth : Greek geō-, geo- + Greek -manteia, -mancy.]

ge′o·man′cer n.
ge′o·man′tic (-tĭk) adj.


(Alternative Belief Systems) prophecy from the pattern made when a handful of earth is cast down or dots are drawn at random and connected with lines
ˈgeoˌmancer n
ˌgeoˈmantic adj


(ˈdʒi əˌmæn si)

divination by geographic features or by figures or lines.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French geomancie « Late Greek geōmanteía. See geo-, -mancy]
ge′o•man`cer, n.
ge`o•man′tic, adj.


a form of divination that analyzes the pattern of a handful of earth thrown down at random or dots made at random on paper. — geomancer, n.
See also: Earth
a form of divination that analyzes the pattern of a handful of earth thrown down at random or of dots made at random on paper. — geomancer, n.
See also: Divination


Divination by the earth. This can mean use of actual earth, or earth-like substances such as sand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geomancy - divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means


nGeomantie f
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