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[oh-nahy-ruh-krit-ik] /oʊˌnaɪ rəˈkrɪt ɪk/

an interpreter of dreams.
a person who interprets dreams

1580s, from oneiro- + critic + -al (1).

“a judge or interpreter of dreams,” 1650s from Greek oneirokritikos “pertaining to the interpretation of dreams,” from oneirokrites “interpreter of dreams,” from oneiros “a dream” (see oneiro-) + krites “discerner, judge” (see critic).


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