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chirognomy Line breaks: chir|ognomy
Pronunciation: /kʌɪˈrɒɡnəmi/

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Definition of chirognomy in English:


[mass noun] rare
The supposed art of judging a person’s character by examining the lines and other features of the hand.
Example sentences
  • Chirognomy has no equal among the so-called occult sciences.
  • Chirognomy aims to comprehend the universe by starting with the smallest element — man.
  • Chirognomy has a history rooted in ancient philosophy and a theory of both cosmic and personal relationships.


Mid 19th century: from chiro-, after physiognomy.

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