Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or having the power of divination; prophetic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Divination; an object used in divination.
  • Relating or pertaining to prophecy or divination, or to one supposed to be inspired; prophetic: as, mantic fury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Of or pertaining to divination, or to the condition of one inspired, or supposed to be inspired, by a deity; prophetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to divination; prophetic.

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

  • adjective resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek mantikos, from mantis, seer; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

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Ancient Greek μαντικός (mantikos), from μάντις (mantis, "seer, soothsayer"), from μαίνομαι (mainomai, "I am mad, raving").

Examples

  • Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow celebrated their "bro-mantic" reunion by embracing last night during their first live performance together for the first time in 15 years.

    Take That reunion - Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow share stage

  • I imagine Ian harbors some resentment for Rick Barnes going back to his days in the ACC at Clemson when he and Dean Smith were not exactly 'bro-mantic' coaching colleagues.

    don't cry for me archdale NC

  • But these guys have been bro-mantic through a lot of Clooney relationships.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2008

  • But (shall I say?) that some of them appeared too ro-mantic for a settled brain to be so earnest, as she is, for having them carried into execution.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I am afraid, said Lady Betty, humouring this ro-mantic speech, that if the heads of such persons were as soft as we are apt sometimes to think them, they would be of as little service abroad as they are at home.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I AM SO COOL AND PUNNY!!! look what i just did!!! woe-mantic?!

    alivetoyou Diary Entry

  • He call me Mrs. Boombastic say me fantastic, touch me in me back he say I'm Mrs. Ro...mantic

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • He call me Mrs. Boombastic say me fantastic, touch me in me back he say I'm Mrs. Ro...mantic

    Mrs. Boombastic

  • Jefferson (who embraced English Unitarian theology in his later years) is the moral rationalist; Emerson (who started his career as a Unitarian minister) is the mantic intuitionist.

    Philocrites: The gospels of Thomas.

  • Jefferson (who embraced English Unitarian theology in his later years) is the moral rationalist; Emerson (who started his career as a Unitarian minister) is the mantic intuitionist.

    Philocrites: November 2005 Archives

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