numerology

numerology
numerology (n.) 1911, "study of the occult meaning of numbers," a hybrid from L. numerus "a number" (see NUMBER (Cf. number) (n.)) + Gk. -logia (see -LOGY (Cf. -logy)). A correct formation would be arithmology, from Gk. arithmos "number." Related: Numerological; numerologist.

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