American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The practice of predicting the future through interpretation of dreams.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Divination through dreams; the art of taking omens from dreams.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Divination by means of dreams.
- n. divination through the interpretation of dreams
- From oneiro- + -mancy. (Wiktionary)
- Greek oneiros, dream + -mancy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This history, and many others, may serve to prove that the laws of the Jews did not forbid oneiromancy, that is to say, the science of dreams.”
“It is like oneiromancy, or the explanation of dreams.”
“Waking Life is much more like My Dinner With Andre, with philisophical conversations that range from the banal to the profound, involving Kierkegaard, Sarte, oneiromancy, Philip K. Dick, Gnosticism, how to be better at lucid dreaming, and so on.”
“We have established this divine intervention by every means at our disposal: divination, clairvoyance, oneiromancy, and every variety of verification we-could devise.”
“According to the philosophy of oneiromancy, or the art of taking omens from dreams, during sleep the soul was released from the body, and thus enabled to soar into spiritual regions and commune with celestial beings.”
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“When Sally was not cooking for the little invalid, she was crying; for she had had a dream about green rushes, not three months ago, which, by some queer process of oneiromancy she interpreted to mean the death of a child; and all Miss Benson's endeavours were directed to making her keep silence to Ruth about this dream.”
“But even where such a consciousness may be supposed, as in the case of oneiromancy, or prophecy by means of dreams, it must be supposed limited, and the more limited in a personal sense as they are illimitable in a sublime one.”
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