Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instrument or apparatus employed in the ancient mysteries to imitate thunder and lightning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument or apparatus employed in the ancient mysteries to imitate thunder and lightning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus or instrument used in the mysteries of the ancients to imitate thunder and lightning.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek κεραυνοσκοπεῖον (keraunoskopeion) from κεραυνοσκοπία (keraunoskopia, "divination from thunder and lightning") from κεραυνός (keraunos, "thunderbolt") + σκοπέω (skopeō, "look at, consider") (Wiktionary)

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