Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The study of physiognomy; the art of discovering the character or the dispositions of men by their features or the lines of the face.
- n. The practice of judging someone's character, or telling their fortune, from studying their face or forehead.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The study of physiognomy; the art of discovering the character of persons by their features, or the lines of the face.
- From Middle French metoposcopie, and its source, Late Latin metoposcopia, ultimately from Ancient Greek μέτωπον ("forehead"). (Wiktionary)
“Other signs there are taken from physiognomy, metoposcopy, chiromancy, which because Joh. de Indagine, and Rotman, the landgrave of Hesse his mathematician, not long since in his”
“At the very first Herr Trippa, looking on him very wistly in the face, said unto him: Thou hast the metoposcopy and physiognomy of a cuckold, — I say, of a notorious and infamous cuckold.”
“After looking Panurge in the face and making conclusions by metoposcopy and physiognomy, he casts his horoscope secundum artem, then, taking a branch of tamarisk, a favorite tree from which to get the divining rod, he names some twenty-nine or thirty mantic arts, from pyromancy to necromancy, by which he offers to predict his future.”
“At the very first Herr Trippa, looking on him very wistly in the face, said unto him: Thou hast the metoposcopy and physiognomy of a cuckold, -- I say, of a notorious and infamous cuckold.”
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