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Is there a word for a person who can read lines on a forehead?

In India, some people can read forehead lines and claim to tell you your future.

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    Is the word the same as what? – Janus Bahs Jacquet May 26 '14 at 17:27
  • How about foreheadcaster, forehead teller", or *progcreasticator? ;-) – Drew May 26 '14 at 17:33
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    A brow-knowser? – Erik Kowal May 26 '14 at 19:14
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    Or a headliner. Or a reader between the headlines. – Drew May 26 '14 at 22:28
  • @Robusto I'm asking you as the highest reputation close-voter in the list, what part of the question is unclear? I would expect the second and fifth highest reputation holders in this site to be able to understand a simple question like "Is the there any word same for person who can read lines on forehead" despite it's unusual phrasing. I don't know if it was close-voted before or after Mari-LouA's edit but surely it's quite clear now and can be reopened. – Frank May 27 '14 at 15:40
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The skill is called metopomancy.

The practitioner is a metoposcopist.

  • According to the link (which I found) the person versed in this "art" is a "metoposcopist". You might want to edit your answer. – Mari-Lou A May 26 '14 at 21:32
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    @Mari-LouA - I think a metoscopist is a practitioner of metoposcopy, which is determining someone's character by from the lines on the forehead rather than of metopomancy, which involved divining the future by reading such lines. I think metopomancer is the appropriate word for a practitioner of metopmancy. – James McLeod Jun 8 '14 at 12:40
  • A subspecialization of Phrenology? google.com/… – Wayfaring Stranger Jun 8 '14 at 19:58

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