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A person who engages in aeromancy; one who practises divination through the interpretation of the weather or other atmospheric phenomena.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Apology for Lollard Doctrines. From aeromanc- + -er; compare -mancer. Compare geomancer, hydromancer, pyromancer, and earlier nigromancer.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.