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  • n. A person who practices necromancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who practices necromancy; a sorcerer; a wizard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who practises necromancy; a conjurer; a sorcerer; a wizard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who practices magic or sorcery
  • n. one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead


Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekros, "dead") + -mancer. The first element is often re-interpreted in folk etymology as Latin niger ("black"), leading to variants like nigromancer and an association with "black" magic. (Wiktionary)


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