Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of divination performed by burning straws, etc., upon red-hot iron, and observing their bendings, figures, sparkling, and burning.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Divination by burning straws on red-hot iron, and noting the manner of their burning.
- Ancient Greek iron + -mancy. (Wiktionary)
“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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