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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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necromancer

(noun) One who practices magic or sorcery.

Synonyms: sorcerer, wizard, magician

Usage: Hardly have I escaped from that magician, and must another necromancer again run across my path.
MikeCody
Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2021 2:38:18 AM

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Daemon wrote:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/necromancer

(noun) One who practices magic or sorcery.

Synonyms: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sorcerer, http://www.thefreedictionary.com/wizard, http://www.thefreedictionary.com/magician

Usage: Hardly have I escaped from that magician, and must another necromancer again run across my path.


Actually, a necromancer is a specific type of magician, one who practices necromancy, the art of divination by communing with the dead.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2021 4:51:23 AM

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necromancer (n.)
late 14c., nygromanser, nigromauncere, "sorcerer, adept in black magic," from Old French nigromansere, from nigromancie. Properly "one who communicates with the dead" but typically used in a broader sense in English.

Mehrdad77
Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2021 4:52:08 AM

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Necromancer is a fancy word for a magician. A necromancer might mix up a love potion or cast a spell on your mortal enemy.
Mehrdad77
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You can use the noun necromancer when you talk about a sorcerer of any kind, but it most often refers to someone who can communicate with the dead. Your cousin who has good luck contacting spirits through her Ouija board might be an aspiring necromancer. For many people, the word has a dark, scary connotation, or a connection with black magic. The Greek word at the root of necromancer is nekromanteia, which joins nekros , "dead body," with manteia, "divination."
thar
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Greek
νεκρός • (nekrós) m (feminine νεκρᾱ́, neuter νεκρόν); first/second declension

dead

Necropolis, necropsy, necrophilia, necrosis


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μᾰντείᾱ • (manteíā) f (genitive μᾰντείᾱς); first declension

prophecy, divination, oracle
The power to prophesy or divine

Descendants Edit
English: -mancy
Finnish: -mantia

Odd!
monamagda
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Adyl Mouhei
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“Since her time in the necromancer’s clutches, she was still recovering lost memories from the quicksand of her mind. They’d drop like nuclear bombs, freezing her at the worst time as visuals which should’ve stayed forever buried bubbled to the surface.”


Katherine McIntyre
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Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2021 6:49:35 PM

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MikeCody wrote:

Actually, a necromancer is a specific type of magician, one who practices necromancy, the art of divination by communing with the dead.

Something like Whoopi Goldberg in the movie Ghost.
Elyk
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Personally necromancer should remain as magick of the dead, as that's what it's meant for, and that's what most occultists mean by it.
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