1. a combining form meaning “hand,” used in the formation of compound words: chiromancy.

combining form

  1. indicating the hand; of or by means of the handchiromancy

before verbs chir-, word-forming element meaning “hand,” from Latinized form of Greek kheiro-, comb. form of kheir (genitive kheiros) “the hand,” from PIE *ghes- “hand” (cf. Hittite keshshar, Armenian jern “hand”).


  1. Variant ofcheiro-

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