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[man-tik] /ˈmæn tɪk/

of or relating to divination.
having the power of divination.
a combining form used in the formation of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy:
of or relating to divination and prophecy
having divining or prophetic powers
combining form
forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic

1850, from Greek mantikos “prophetic, oracular, of or for a soothsayer,” from mantis “prophet,” literally “one touched by divine madness” (see mantis). Related: Mantical (1580s).


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