chartomancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek χάρτης (khártēs, leaf of paper).

Noun[edit]

chartomancy (uncountable)

  1. Divination by interpreting inscriptions on writing paper.
    • 1652 Gaule The Magastromancer xix.
      Chartomancy, by writing in papers...
    • 1973 Gibson Complete Illust. Bk Div. & Prophecy
      CHARTOMANCY: Divination by writing or interpreting inscriptions, sometimes of mysterious origin. Predictions written in invisible ink, which appears when papers are heated, come in this general category. So do greeting cards.

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