Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Divination by the ashes of an altar on which a victim has been sacrificed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Divination by the ashes of the altar on which a victim had been consumed in sacrifice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as tephromancy.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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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