alphitomancy

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Divination by means of barley-meal.

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

  • noun Divination by means of barley meal.

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  • noun Ancient Greek method of divination using barley meal.
  • noun A divination practise used to reveal guilty parties my feeding a person or group barley meal. The innocent, it is said, would feel no effects, but the guilty would feel indigestion. Also known as Cursed Bread.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek alphitomantis, a diviner who used barley meal. From Ancient Greek alphiton (plural alphita), barley meal.

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