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  • adj. Pertaining to divination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Professing, or relating to, divination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a divinator or to divination; divining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
  • adj. resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy


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  • Note 288: A divinatory practice of letter combination and number mysticism that investigates sacred mysteries, calculates the names of god, and foretells the future. back

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Is it possible, then, that the mirror-tablet at Urbino reflects the speculative aspect of Prudence, providing a key to divinatory practices by Federico's astrologers?

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • There is a reading there to be taken in which the robot's faith in its divinatory technique is mere wish-fulfilment.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • This magical pattern is, oddly enough, an abstract representation of the "bowels of the earth" and a reference to both the divinatory practice of extispicy and an ancient conception of the journey of the sun under the horizon during the course of the night2.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • There, before a sea of TV cameras, he shook a container of divinatory sticks until one fell out that told the city's fortune.

    Some See a Rat in the Year of the Ox

  • In my view so far, the purpose of this model by its creator ended at combining these divinatory practices together into a single model as a brief artistic statement of how these practices are connected by way of uncovering the future, but we're no doubt asking too much of the model to provide us with signs of their interrelationships on top of this.

    Finding structure in the Piacenza Liver despite academic claptrap - Part 3

  • It's quite probable that the earliest board games had divinatory significance - so this much later linkage of playing cards/fortune telling is like a distant echo of practices having much greater significance in the past.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • There is no shred of doubt that their set of divinatory beliefs are related and we also know that the Babylonian pantheon is rich and complex too.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The words of men long dead, only now deemed divinatory?


  • Some divinatory rituals have survived in form of games of "snap-apple" and "bobbing for apples."

    Halloween's Celtic Roots


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