dactylomancy

Definitions

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  • noun rare Dactyliomancy.

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  • noun divination by various methods using rings. Such as using silver or gold rings placed on the fingernails in patterns in conjunction with the planets.

Etymologies

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dactylo- + -mancy (“divination”), from Greek dakterlios, finger ring.

Examples

  • For, as they say in dactylomancy, the 'psychical' of women are not disposed in their sensitive early days to dwell upon the fortunes of their sex: a thought or two turns them facing away, with the repugnant shiver.

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 4

  • For, as they say in dactylomancy, the 'psychical' of women are not disposed in their sensitive early days to dwell upon the fortunes of their sex: a thought or two turns them facing away, with the repugnant shiver.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • For, as they say in dactylomancy, the 'psychical' of women are not disposed in their sensitive early days to dwell upon the fortunes of their sex: a thought or two turns them facing away, with the repugnant shiver.

    One of Our Conquerors — Complete

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