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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.
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1. of or relating to divination and prophecy
2. having divining or prophetic powers
[C19: from Greek mantikos prophetic, from mantis seer]
ˈmantically adv
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(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.
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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"
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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.
It covers divination and literature: excavated and extant, divination and religions, divination and politics, divination and individual, mantic arts: when East meets West, and reflections on the mantic arts.
His most recent and quite elegant and exhaustive biographer, the Pisan scholar Marco Santagata, in Dante: The Story of His Life (2016), writes that in the mantic etymologizing popular then, "the name Dante indicates that its holder, through his works, generously gives' (da) to others his great intellectual gifts received from God." So too the name Beatrice suggests a woman blessed herself and the cause of blessedness in others; and his first encounter with Beatrice Portinari, known as Bice, when she was eight years old and he was nine, leveled him with an erotic thunderbolt that likely triggered an epileptic fit--a persistent affliction that he would associate with visionary powers unleashed, Santagata believes.
Both catalogue and website illustrate mantic machines poised over the page to read the colours' spectral vibrations--a technological intervention that intensifies attention to the making, matter, and meaning of these images.
This is illustrated by a series of newspaper articles he collected and published in transition under the title "Mantic News." These articles document actual cases of spells, charms, and incantations used in the United States, France, England, and Cuba.
Chardonnens, "Mantic Alphabets in Medieval Western Manuscripts and Early Printed Books," Modern Philology 110.3 (2013): 340-366, at 360.
Psycho-analysis is in truth a sect, with all the signs and symbols of one rites and ceremonies, oracles and mantic, settled symbolism and dogmatism, secret doctrine and popular edition, proselytes and renegades, priests who are subjected to tests, and daughter sects which damn each other in turn.
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Her mantic mourning anticipated a tidal rise in university tuition and a surge of legal and national antipathy for affirmative action.