Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Divination by means of flour.

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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

Comments

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  • Divination using flour; also refers to fortune cookies.

    December 1, 2007

  • the study of "how the cookie crumbles?"

    August 24, 2009

  • See also crithomancy.

    January 30, 2010