the supposed telling of a person's character or fortune by interpreting the lines and marks on that person's palm
Origin of palmistryaltered (by associated, association with palm) ; from Middle English paumestrie, probably contr. ; from paume, palm + maistrie, mastery
The practice or art of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the palms of the hands.
Origin of palmistryMiddle English palmestrie, from palme, paume, palm; see palm1.
(usually uncountable, plural palmistries)
From Middle English palmestrie, from Latin.