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Of or relating to astromancy; astrological. rare.
Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). As noun from post-classical Latin astromanticus, use as noun of astromanticus, adjective; as adjective from post-classical Latin astromanticus or its etymon Hellenistic Greek ἀστρομαντικός (only attested in ἀστρομαντική (feminine singular noun, short for ἀστρομαντικὴ τέχνη astromantic art) astrology) from ἀστρόμαντις astrologer + -ικός.
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