mantic

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Ancient Greek μαντικός (mantikos), from μάντις (mantis, seer, soothsayer), from μαίνομαι (mainomai, I am mad, raving).

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mantic (comparative more mantic, superlative most mantic)

  1. 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.
Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 19:04