chiro, 手，词源同surgery. -mancy, 占卜，词源同mind, mania, geomancy.
- chiromancy (n.)
- "divination by the hand, palmistry," 1520s, from French chiromancie (14c.), from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Late Greek kheiromanteia, from kheiro-, comb. form of kheir "hand" (see chiro-) + -mantia (see -mancy). Related: Chiromancer; chiromantic.