Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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