oneirocritical love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as oneirocritic.

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  • adjective Of or relating to the interpretation of dreams.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ὀνειροκριτικός (oneirokritikos) (from ὄνειρος (oneiros, "dream") + κριτικός (kritikos, "able to discern")) +‎ -al.

Examples

  • But why to dream of lettuce should presage some ensuing disease, why to eat figs should signify foolish talk, why to eat eggs great trouble, and to dream of blindness should be so highly commended, according to the oneirocritical verses of As — trampsychus and Nicephorus, I shall leave unto your divination.

    Letter to a Friend

  • But why to dream of lettuce should presage some ensuing disease, why to eat figs should signify foolish talk, why to eat eggs great trouble, and to dream of blindness should be so highly commended, according to the oneirocritical verses of Astrampsychus and Nicephorus, I shall leave unto your divination.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

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  • adj., expert in the interpretation of dreams

    July 9, 2008