Divination by means of lines and figures or by geographic features.
Divination by random figures formed when a handful of earth is thrown to the ground, or as by lines drawn at random.
Origin of geomancy
- Middle English geomancie from Medieval Latin geōmantia from Late Greek geōmanteia divination by signs from the earth Greek geō- geo- Greek -manteia -mancy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin geomantia from late Ancient Greek γεωμαντεία (geōmanteia).