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mantic (MAN-tik) adjective
Of or relating to divination.
[From Greek mantikos, from mantis (prophet), from mainesthai (to rage). Ultimately from Indo-European root men- (to think) that is also the source of words such as mind, mental, mention, Sanskrit mantra, automatic, mania, money, praying mantis, monument, music, and amnesia.]
"During July, you will be involved with people who are studying the
mantic arts, including astrology."
"Pan had taught him for summoning what beast
This week's theme: Words from Greek
Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven. -Walter Benjamin, critic and philosopher (1892-1940)
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