Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See hariolation.

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

  • noun obsolete A soothsaying; a foretelling.

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  • noun obsolete Soothsaying; prophecy.

Etymologies

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From (the stem of) Latin ariolari, hariolari, from hariolus ("soothsayer") +‎ -ation.

Examples

  • By way of complication Geomancy is mixed up with astrology and then it becomes a most complicated kind of ariolation and an endless study.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • By way of complication Geomancy is mixed up with astrology and then it becomes a most complicated kind of ariolation and an endless study.

    Arabian nights. English

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  • (noun) - A soothsaying; a foretelling; sometimes written hariolation; from Latin ariolus. --Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon, c. 1850

    April 22, 2018