Definitions

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  • n. An instrument or apparatus employed in the ancient mysteries to imitate thunder and lightning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument or apparatus employed in the ancient mysteries to imitate thunder and lightning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An apparatus or instrument used in the mysteries of the ancients to imitate thunder and lightning.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κεραυνοσκοπεῖον (keraunoskopeion) from κεραυνοσκοπία (keraunoskopia, "divination from thunder and lightning") from κεραυνός (keraunos, "thunderbolt") + σκοπέω (skopeō, "look at, consider")

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