[oh-nahy-ruh-man-see] /oʊˈnaɪ rəˌmæn si/

divination through dreams.
(rare) divination by the interpretation of dreams

1650s; see oneiro- + -mancy. Cf. Greek oneiromantis “an interpreter of dreams.” Related: oneiromantic.


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