Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Divination by interpreting smoke rising from a fire. A form of pyromancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Divination by means of the ascent or motion of smoke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by the ascent or motion of smoke.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek  (kapnos, "smoke"). (Wiktionary)

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  • goes up in smoke

    August 24, 2009

  • “Divination by the study of smoke rising from a fire.�? Many citations here.

    April 4, 2009