Ancient Greek μαντικός (mantikos), from μάντις (mantis, “seer, soothsayer”), from μαίνομαι (mainomai, “I am mad, raving”).
mantic (comparative more mantic, superlative most mantic)
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- Relating to divination; prophetic.
- 1921, Sir William Osler, The Evolution of Modern Medicine - [H]e casts his horoscope secundum artem, then, taking a branch of tamarisk, a favorite tree from which to get the divining rod, he names some twenty-nine or thirty mantic arts, from pyromancy to necromancy, by which he offers to predict his future.