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Oneirocritical

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Oneirocrítical. adj. [ὀνειροκριτιχος, Gr. onirocritique, Fr. it should therefore according to analogy be written onirocritical and onirocritick.] Interpretative of dreams.

If a man has no mind to pass by abruptly from his imagined to his real circumstances, he may employ himself in that new kind of observation which my oneirocritical correspondent has directed him to make. Addison's Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · French (385) · Greek (126)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Oneirocritical." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 26, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13208.


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