fortune-telling or judgement of character by the lines of the forehead

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  • Metoposcopy — is a form of divination in which the diviner predicts personality, character, and destiny, based on the pattern of lines on the subject s forehead. It was developed by the 16th century astrologer and physician Jerome Cardan. The 16th century… …   Wikipedia

  • Metoposcopy — Met o*pos co*py, n. [Gr. ? observing the forehead; ? the forehead + ? to view: cf. F. m[ e]toposcopie.] The study of physiognomy; the art of discovering the character of persons by their features, or the lines of the face. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metoposcopy — noun /mɛtəˈpɒskəpi/ The practice of judging someones character, or telling their fortune, from studying their face or forehead. Other signs there are taken from physiognomy, metoposcopy, chiromancy [...] …   Wiktionary

  • metoposcopy — The study of physiognomy. [G. metopon, forehead, + skopeo, to view] …   Medical dictionary

  • metoposcopy — met·o·pos·co·py …   English syllables

  • metoposcopy — ˌmed.əˈpäskəpē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek metōposkopos observing the forehead (from metōpon forehead + skopos watcher) + English y more at metopion, scope 1. : the art of reading char …   Useful english dictionary

  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • Front — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Front >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 front front Sgm: N 1 fore fore forepart Sgm: N 1 foreground foreground Sgm: N 1 face face disk disc frontage Sgm: N 1 facade …   English dictionary for students

  • Interpretation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Interpretation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 interpretation interpretation definition Sgm: N 1 explanation explanation explication Sgm: N 1 solution solution answer Sgm: N 1 rationale rationale Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Metoposcopic — Met o*po*scop ic, Metoposcopical Met o*po*scop ic*al, a. Of or relating to metoposcopy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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