palmistry

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palm·is·try

 (pä′mĭ-strē)
n.
The practice or art of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands.

[Middle English palmestrie, from palme, paume, palm; see palm1.]

palmistry

(ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the process or art of interpreting character, telling fortunes, etc, by the configuration of lines, marks, and bumps on a person's hand. Also called: chiromancy
[C15 pawmestry, from paume palm1; the second element is unexplained]
ˈpalmist, ˈpalmister n

palm•is•try

(ˈpɑ mə stri)

n.
the art or practice of telling fortunes and interpreting character from the lines and configurations on the palm of a person's hand.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pawmestry=pawme palm1 + -stry (appar. -stre -ster + -y -y3)]
palm′ist, n.

palmistry

a form of divination involving analysis of the appearance of the hand, especially of its various lines. Also called chiromancy, cheiromancy.
See also: Divination
the art of telling a person’s character, past, or future by the lines, marks, and mounts on his palms. Also called chiromancy.palmist, n.
See also: Hands

palmistry


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Divination using the palm of the hand but which also includes an analysis of hand shape, fingers and fingernails. It is also called chirognomy, chirology, or chiromancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palmistry - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the handpalmistry - 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

palmistry

noun palm-reading, fortune-telling, chiromancy She dabbled in fortune-telling and palmistry.
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Handlesen

palmistry

[ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ] Nquiromancia f

palmistry

[ˈpɑːmɪstri] nchiromancie fpalm oil nhuile f de palmepalm reader nchiromancien(ne) m/fPalm Sunday ndimanche m des Rameaux

palmistry

nHandliniendeutung f, → Handlesekunst f

palmistry

[ˈpɑːmɪstrɪ] nchiromanzia