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  • n. divination using the shoulder blades of animals. It was taken from a dead animal and thrown into a fire, the cracks formed in the bone were then interpreted.
  • n. divination through inspecting one's shoulders. In ancient times, this inspection was to see whether a human was suitable to be a sacrifice to the Gods.


From Latin armus "shoulder blade" + -mancy (Wiktionary)


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