Definition of mantic in English:
Of or relating to divination or prophecy.
- By watching snakes, Polyidus goes on to divine a way to bring the boy back to life, teaches him his mantic art, and then, as he is leaving Crete, unteaches him by getting him to spit into his mouth.
- If it is not quite the sign of its realisation, the plague-stricken town is the mantic diagram of power through which the Renaissance might glimpse the panoptic society to come.
- Suggests that intoxicating nectar may have inspired the mantic states of maenads and the Delphic oracle in ancient Greece.
mid 19th century: from Greek mantikos, from mantis 'prophet'.
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