study of the hands

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  • Chirology — Chi*rol o*gy, n. [Gr. chei r hand + logy.] The art or practice of using the manual alphabet or of communicating thoughts by sings made by the hands and fingers; a substitute for spoken or written language in intercourse with the deaf and dumb.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chirology — noun Palm reading …   Wiktionary

  • chirology — n. palmistry, palm reading …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chirology —   , n. study of hand …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • chirology — noun telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand • Syn: ↑palmistry, ↑palm reading, ↑chiromancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑chiromantic (for: ↑chiromancy), ↑chiromancer …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheirology, chirology — SYN: dactylology. [cheiro + G. logos, word] …   Medical dictionary

  • Palmistry — Chirology redirects here. For other uses, see Fingerspelling. The Fortune Teller, by Caravaggio (1594–95; Canvas; Louvre), depicting a palm reading Palmistry or chiromancy (also spelled cheiromancy, Greek kheir (χεῖρ, ός), “hand”; manteia… …   Wikipedia

  • Chiromancy — or cheiromancy, (Greek cheir (χειρ), “hand”; manteia (μαντεία), “divination”), is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palmistry, palm reading, chirology or hand analysis. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Etty Hillesum — Esther (Etty) Hillesum (January 15, 1914 in Middelburg, The Netherlands mdash;November 30, 1943 in Auschwitz, Poland) was a young Jewish thinker, mystic and writer whose letters and diaries, kept between 1941 and 1943 describe life under Nazi… …   Wikipedia

  • Chirological — Chi ro*log ic*al, a. Relating to chirology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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