Definition of palmistry in English:
The art or practice of supposedly interpreting a person’s character or predicting their future by examining the lines and other features of the hand, especially the palm and fingers.
- During the reading my psychic used such ancient arts as numerology, astrology, palmistry, tarot cards and rune stones and even found hidden meaning in the color of my tie.
- In palmistry, the reading of character and the divination of an individual's future are derived from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands.
- I thought that people believed in palmistry and other divination procedures because they could easily fit very general statements to their particular situation.
late Middle English: from palm2 + -estry (of unknown origin), later altered to -istry, perhaps on the pattern of sophistry.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia