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- n. divination using shadows
- n. divination using ghosts or spirits
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Divination by means of shadows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Divination by means of the shades of the dead; psychomancy.
Or, if you be afraid of the dead, as commonly all cuckolds are, I will make use of the faculty of sciomancy.
Other paths of inquiry have led to the practice of, for example, cleromancy, sciomancy, crystallomancy, alphitomancy, and spodomancy, to name only a few.
Other sets of synonyms include, in addition to the aforementioned haruspicy and haruspication: caloptromancy and enoptromancy; spodomancy and tephramancy (or tephromancy); alectryomancy and alectoromancy; astromancy and sideromancy; crystallomancy and gastromancy; hieromancy and hieroscopy; necromancy and sciomancy; ornithomancy and orniscopy; and scapulimancy and omoplatoscopy.
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