Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of divination by means of arrows, practised by the Scythians, Babylonians, Arabians, and other ancient peoples. A number of pointless arrows were variously marked and put into a bag or quiver, and then drawn out at random; the marks or words on the arrow drawn were taken as indications of what was to happen. Thus, Ezek. xxi. 21 (revised version): “For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he shook the arrows to and fro.”
- n. studying the flight of arrows, an act of divination used by the Greeks and Arabs. It is strongly forbidden in the Koran.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of divination anciently practiced by means of marked arrows drawn at random from a bag or quiver, the marks on the arrows drawn being supposed to foreshow the future.
- From Ancient Greek βέλος (belos, "an arrow, dart") + -mancy. (Wiktionary)
“He practiced belomancy and consulted other auguries, to assure himself that he was against Jerusalem would result favorably.”
“Where they first acquired their infernal education — whether from the works of the ancient Theurgists — the demonology of the Egyptians — the belomancy, or divination by arrows of the Scythians — the spectrology of the”
“+ belomancy, by the shuffling of arrows (Ezechiel, xxi, 21);”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘belomancy’.
denoting or relating to divination by a specified means
List of words from phrontistery.info
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
mancies - fancy and otherwise - many from the vatic attic
All the words from the Grandiloquent Dictionary.
946 of these 2700 words do not yield any results in six different dictionaries, hence many of them might be misspellings.
Being kinds of and related to divination.
Looking for tweets for belomancy.