Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Divination by the stars; astrology in its modern prophetic aspect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by means of the stars; astrology.

Etymologies

astro- + -mancy. From Latin astromantīa, from Ancient Greek ἀστροµαντεία (astromanteia), from ἄστρον (astron, "star") + μαντεία (manteia, "divination"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Allah hath bounteously bestowed on thee a Barber who is an astrologer, one learned in alchemy and white magic; 612 syntax, grammar, and lexicology; the arts of logic, rhetoric and elocution; mathematics, arithmetic and algebra; astronomy, astromancy and geometry; theology, the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For the villain had a brother yet more villainous than himself, and a greater adept in necromancy, geomancy, and astromancy.

    Tehran Winter

  • In their practice of astromancy or enchanting the stars, and in pretending to overhear what passed in the heavens, they, the Jinns, used to sit on the tops of lofty mansions at night-time for hours offering sacrifices to the stars and enchanting them.

    A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád' Showing that all the Wars of Mohammad Were Defensive; and that Aggressive War, or Compulsory Conversion, is not Allowed in The Koran - 1885

  • Other sets of synonyms include, in addition to the aforementioned haruspicy and haruspication: caloptromancy and enoptromancy; spodomancy and tephramancy (or tephromancy); alectryomancy and alectoromancy; astromancy and sideromancy; crystallomancy and gastromancy; hieromancy and hieroscopy; necromancy and sciomancy; ornithomancy and orniscopy; and scapulimancy and omoplatoscopy.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 2

  • "Allah hath bounteously bestowed on thee a Barber who is an astrologer, one learned in alchemy and white magic; [FN#612] syntax, grammar, and lexicology; the arts of logic, rhetoric and elocution; mathematics, arithmetic and algebra; astronomy, astromancy and geometry; theology, the

    Arabian nights. English

  • For the villain had a brother yet more villainous than himself, and a greater adept in necromancy, geomancy and astromancy; and, even as the old saw saith "A bean and 'twas split;" [FN#210] so each one dwelt in his own quarter of the globe that he might fill it with his sorcery, his fraud and his treason. [

    Arabian nights. English

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