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[kahy-ruh-man-see] /ˈkaɪ rəˌmæn si/

another word for palmistry

See cheiromancy

“divination by the hand, palmistry,” 1520s, from French chiromancie (14c.), from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Late Greek kheiromanteia, from kheiro-, comb. form of kheir “hand” (see chiro-) + -mantia (see -mancy). Related: Chiromancer; chiromantic.


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