Dactyliomancy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dactyliomancy Divination by means of finger rings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dactyliomancy Divination by means of a finger-ring. There are many modes, some in use in parts of Europe to this day; in all either a magic ring is used, or an ordinary finger-ring, in which some part of the spirit of the wearer is supposed to linger, and the movements of which are supposed to indicate his feelings or future actions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dactyliomancy divination by means of a finger-ring
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. dakty`lios + -mancy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dactylus—Gr. daktylos, a finger.

Usage

In literature:

Dactyliomancy was divination performed by means of a ring.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
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