chiromancer - Wiktionary

chiromancer – Wiktionary



chiromancy +‎ -er.



chiromancer (plural chiromancers)

  1. One who practices chiromancy; a palm reader.
    • 1638, Virgilio Malvezzi; Henry Carey, Baron Carey of Leppington, transl., “Tarquin Makes Peace with the Equi, Renewes His League with the Tuscans, and Betaking Himselfe to Citie Affairs, will End the Temple of Jupiter Tarpeius”, in Romvlvs and Tarqvin: First Written in Italian by the Marques Virgilio Malvezzi; and now Taught English by H: Ld. Cary of Lepingtō, 2nd version, London: Printed by I. H. for Iohn Benton, and are to be sould at his shopp beneath St Dunstons Church Fleet avenue, OCLC 54152833, web page 225:

      The ſcumme of the individuals partake of the Chyromancer; they may ſee the hand, to guage the center: however what number of are there who preſent themſelves earlier than God with fingers of gold, and hearts of clay?

    • 1653, Richard Sanders, “What Physiognomie is, and what of It’s Requisite for the Chiromancer to Know”, in Physiognomie, and Chiromancie, Metoposcopie, the Symmetrical Proportions and Sign Moles of the Physique, Absolutely and Precisely Dealt with; with Their Pure-predictive Significations. The Topic of Desires; Divinative, Steganographical, and Lullian Sciences. Whereunto is Added the Artwork of Memorie, London: Printed by R. White, for Nathaniel Brooke, on the signal of the angel in Cornhil close to the Royal Trade, OCLC 702365936, web page 143:

      Hippocrates Prince of Phyſick, ſayes, that the Phyſician can’t be accompliſhed in his Artwork, if he haven’t the data of Aſtrologie; ſo I could ſay that the Chiromancer shouldn’t be good nor accompliſhed if he haven’t Phyſiognomie, which is Scienta quâ natura hominum ex aſpectu corporis judicatur, []
    • 1836–1839, F. T. M‘Dougall, “Hand, Areas of the”, in Robert B[entley] Todd, editor, The Cyclopædia of Anatomy and Physiology, quantity II (DIA–INS), London: Longman, Brown, Inexperienced, Longmans, & Roberts, OCLC 14856472, web page 524:

      There are a lot of different inconstant folds, or markings of the pores and skin, on this area [of the hand], which, to the surgeon, are of little import, however which current a ebook of mystic lore to the gipsy and the cheiromancer, whereby (when opened by the required charms) they discern the longer term destinies of all that search to be enlightened by them.

    • 1845, “Fortune-tellers and Chiromancy”, in Albany Poyntz, editor, A World of Wonders, with Anecdotes and Opinions Regarding Standard Superstitions, London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Road, writer in odd to Her Majesty, OCLC 29297062, pages 126–127:

      Chiromancers divide the hand into a number of areas, every presided by a planet. The thumb belongs to Venus, the index to Jupiter, the center finger to Saturn, the annulary to the Solar, the auricular to Mercury, the centre of the hand to Mars, the rest to the Moon. The course of the road of life remains to be undecided by chiromancers; some inserting it between the thumb and index, traversing the centre of the palm; []

    • 1982, Graeme Tytler, “Lavater and the Physiognomische Fragmente”, in Physiognomy within the European Novel: Faces and Fortunes, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton College Press, →ISBN, web page 43:

      It was thought-about blasphemous to forestall Windfall, as most chiromancers and metoposcopists did, by predicting future occasions in on a regular basis life from sundry bodily indicators; and this accounts for the widespread perception all through these centuries that physiognomy was a type of black magic.

    • 2012, Giovan[ni] Francesco Straparola; W. G. Waters, transl., “King Galafro’s Useless Precautions”, in Donald Beecher, editor, The Nice Nights (The Lorenzo da Ponte Italian Library), quantity 2, Toronto: College of Toronto Press, →ISBN, web page 264:

      Now this chiromancer, when he understood the king’s want, took maintain of his hand and examined with the best care all of the traces he may hint there. After contemplating them diligently, every body, he stood silent and his face grew pale.

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  1. ^ Magnus Hundt (1501) Antropologium de ho[min]is dignitate, natura, et p[rop]rietatibus, de elementis, partibus et me[m]bris humani corporis: de iuuamentis, nocume[n]tis, accide[n]tib[us], vitijs, remedijs, et physionomia ipsorum: de excreme[n]tis et exeu[n]tib[us]: de spiritu hu[m]ano eiusq[ue] natura p[ar]tib[us] et op[er]ib[us]: de ani[m]a hu[m]ana et ipsius appendicijs, Leipzig: Per Baccalariu[m] Wolfgangu[m] [Stoeckel] Monacensem, OCLC 14306540.

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