Numerology



[noo-muh-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˈrɒl ə dʒi, ˌnyu-/

noun
1.
the study of numbers, as the figures designating the year of one’s birth, to determine their supposed influence on one’s life, future, etc.
/ˌnjuːməˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of numbers, such as the figures in a birth date, and of their supposed influence on human affairs
n.

1911, “study of the occult meaning of numbers,” a hybrid from Latin numerus “a number” (see number (n.)) + Greek -logia (see -logy). A correct formation would be arithmology, from Greek arithmos “number.” Related: Numerological; numerologist.

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