onomancy


onomancy
1) divination using a donkey or ass
2) divination using proper names

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • onomancy — on o*man cy, n. [Gr. o noma name + mancy. Cf. {Nomancy}.] Divination by the letters of a name; nomancy. [R.] Camden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Onomancy — (haplological for Onomamancy or Onomatomancy) is divination based on a subject s given name, popular in the Late Middle Ages, usually following practices of Gematria. See also Onomastics Arithmomancy This occult related article is a stub. You can …   Wikipedia

  • onomancy — on·o·man·cy …   English syllables

  • onomancy — Divination using a name or the letters in a name …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • onomancy — /ˈɒnəmænsi/ (say onuhmansee) noun divination obtained from the letters of names. Also, onomomancy, onomatomancy. {medieval Latin onomantia, shortened form of onomatomantia, equivalent to Greek onoma name + mancy} –onomantic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • onomancy —   n. divination from letters of a name …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • onomancy — noun divination by the letters of a name • Derivationally related forms: ↑onomancer • Hypernyms: ↑divination, ↑foretelling, ↑soothsaying, ↑fortune telling …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Divination — This article is about divination as a whole. For the numerous varieties of divination, see Methods of divination. For other uses, see Divination (disambiguation). This man in Rhumsiki, Cameroon, supposedly tells the future by interpreting the… …   Wikipedia


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