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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. divination using flour or flour-related products such as dough or cakes and fortune cookies

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Divination by means of flour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A method of divination by meal or flour, practised by the ancients.


From aleuro- (“wheat flour”) +‎ -mancy (“divination”) (Wiktionary)


  • In a previous post I introduced you to the idea of divination by cheese (tyromancy) - and now I bring to you the alternative idea of aleuromancy (or alphitomancy) - or divination by bread (or a bread-like material).

    The Old Foodie


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