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 History of this Word

"mancy" is from "mantis" (prophet) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
aeromancy
crystallomancy
pedomancy
lithomancy

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-mancy" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates divination. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-mancy illustration Bibliomancy is a method of divination in which one opens a holy book and selects a passage at random.
-mancy illustration Traditional geomancy relies heavily on astrology.