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1. The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future.
2. Black magic; sorcery.
3. Magic qualities.
[Alteration of Middle English nigromancie, from Old French nigremancie, from Medieval Latin nigromantia, alteration (influenced by Latin niger, black) of Late Latin necromantīa, from Greek nekromanteia : nekros, corpse; see nek- in Indo-European roots + -manteia, -mancy.]
nec′ro·man′tic (-măn′tĭk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||necromancer - one who practices magic or sorcery |
enchanter - a sorcerer or magician
magus - a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
occultist - a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
sorceress - a woman sorcerer
witch doctor - someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
|2.||necromancer - one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead|
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
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noun magician, diviner, witch, wizard, sorcerer, occultist, sorceress, warlock, enchantress, enchanter, black magician a necromancer who conjured up the spirits of the dead
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necromancer[ˈnekrəʊmænsəʳ] N → nigromante m
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n → Toten- or Geisterbeschwörer(in) m(f), → Nekromant(in) m(f)
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