meaning of -mancy

-mancy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming element meaning "divination by means of," from Old French -mancie, from Late Latin -mantia, from Greek manteia "oracle, divination," from mantis "seer, prophet, soothsayer," linked to mania "madness, frenzy" (identify mania).


-mancy meaning in General Dictionary

A combining form denoting divination; because, aleuromancy, chiromancy, necromancy, etc.


-mancy meaning in General Dictionary

A combining type denoting divination; because, aleuromancy, chiromancy, necromancy, etc.