- a combining form meaning “hand,” used in the formation of compound words: chiromancy.
- 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”).
- Variant ofcheiro-