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The practice of predicting the future through interpretation of dreams.

[Greek oneiros, dream + -mancy.]

o·nei′ro·man′cer n.


rare divination by the interpretation of dreams
[C17: from Greek oneiros dream + -mancy]
oˈneiroˌmancer n


(oʊˈnaɪ rəˌmæn si)

divination through dreams.
[1645–55; < Greek óneiro(s) dream + -mancy]
o•nei′ro•man`cer, n.


a form of divination involving dreams. — oneiromancer, n.
See also: Divination
a form of divination involving dreams. — oneiromancer, n.
See also: Dreams


A form of divination based on dreams.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oneiromancy - divination through the interpretation of dreams
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
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Dream divination, or oneiromancy, is the gateway into both knowledge and horror for Lovecraft, and the former always portends and leads to the latter.
Oneiromantics combines "oneiromancy" (dreams by divination) and "semantics," a method for unraveling the symbolic language of dreams.
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They also practiced magical incantations, the concocting of love potions, oneiromancy and consultation with spirits (Doresse 16).
The majority of his surviving works are poems, many of which explicitly deal with lokiya-classed knowledge such as astrology, and he is also remembered for his learning in Sanskrit, oneiromancy, and vedanga.