Origin of mantic
- < Gr mantikos: see mantic
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- Greek mantikos from mantis seer men-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Ancient Greek Î¼Î±Î½Ï„Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (mantikos), from Î¼Î¬Î½Ï„Î¹Ï‚ (mantis, “seer, soothsayer"), from Î¼Î±Î¯Î½Î¿Î¼Î±Î¹ (mainomai, “I am mad, raving").