Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of divination practised among the ancients by means of cakes offered in sacrifice, or of meal spread over the victim.

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

  • noun A kind of divination by means of the dough of the cakes offered in the ancient sacrifices, and the meal strewed over the victims.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Divination by interpreting food, usually bread and grain used in sacrifice.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κριθομαντεία (krithomanteia, "divination by barley"), from κριθή (krithe, "barley") + μαντεία (manteia, "divination").

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    August 24, 2009