Gaining knowledge about the future from dreams. The dreams can be specific, vague or symbolic. See Divination.

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  • Oneiromancy — (from the Greek Oneiroi) is a form of divination based upon dreams; it is a system of dream interpretation that uses dreams to predict the future. Contents 1 Ancient Egyptian 2 Biblical 3 Greco Roman …   Wikipedia

  • Oneiromancy — O*nei ro*man cy, n. [Gr. ? a dream + mancy.] Divination by means of dreams. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oneiromancy — (n.) 1650s; see ONEIRO (Cf. oneiro ) + MANCY (Cf. mancy). Related: oneiromantic …   Etymology dictionary

  • oneiromancy — [ō nī′rō man΄sē] n. [< Gr oneiros, a dream + MANCY] divination by the interpretation of dreams …   English World dictionary

  • oneiromancy — oneiromancer, n. /oh nuy reuh man see/, n. divination through dreams. [1645 55; < Gk óneiro(s) dream + MANCY] * * * ▪ occult practice       prophetic divination from dreams, considered a divine act in most ancient cultures and surviving to modern …   Universalium

  • oneiromancy — noun Divination by the interpretation of dreams. The absence of oneiromancy among the divinatory techniques is justified by the fact that it occupies in Islam a higher place than that of divination in the sphere of religious inspiration …   Wiktionary

  • oneiromancy — noun Etymology: Greek oneiros + English mancy Date: 1652 divination by means of dreams …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oneiromancy — divination by dreams Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • oneiromancy — [ə nʌɪrə(ʊ)ˌmansi] noun the interpretation of dreams in order to foretell the future …   English new terms dictionary

  • oneiromancy — onei·ro·man·cy …   English syllables

  • oneiromancy — o•nei•ro•man•cy [[t]oʊˈnaɪ rəˌmæn si[/t]] n. divination through dreams • Etymology: 1645–55; < Gk óneiro(s) dream + mancy o•nei′ro•man cer, n …   From formal English to slang

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