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  • n. Divination by the study of the skull or head of a donkey or goat. Sometimes mentioned as the roasting of an ass's head on hot coals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divination by means of a head. See also cephalonomancy.


cephalo- + -mancy, from Ancient Greek kephalos, "head". (Wiktionary)


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  • “Divination by study of the shape of the skull or head, esp. of a donkey or goat.�? Many citations here.

    April 4, 2009

  • ask Michael Jackson

    April 4, 2009