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Of, relating to, or having the power of divination; prophetic.

[Greek mantikos, from mantis, seer; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

man′tic·al·ly adv.


1. of or relating to divination and prophecy
2. having divining or prophetic powers
[C19: from Greek mantikos prophetic, from mantis seer]
ˈmantically adv


(ˈmæn tɪk)

1. of or pertaining to divination.
2. having the power of divination.
[1580–90; < Greek mantikós of a soothsayer, prophetic. See mantis, -ic]
man′ti•cal•ly, adv.


a combining form used in the formation of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mantic - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecymantic - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"


Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
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Before discussing the use of dreams for divination among the Tuareg, it should be recalled that mantic techniques are numerous in this society; in this regard, of particular interest is divination by reading signs in the sand, referred to as igazan, as well as by observing the winding of the viper, which the Tuareg refer to as taehilt or tachchelt.
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