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  • n. Ancient Greek method of divination using barley meal.
  • n. A divination practise used to reveal guilty parties my feeding a person or group barley meal. The innocent, it is said, would feel no effects, but the guilty would feel indigestion. Also known as Cursed Bread.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Divination by means of barley meal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by means of barley-meal.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek alphitomantis, a diviner who used barley meal. From Ancient Greek alphiton (plural alphita), barley meal. (Wiktionary)

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