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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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