Definitions

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  • noun An ancient method of divination from the variations in the color and motions of the flame of a lamp or torch.

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  • noun divination by the interpretation of the flame of a lamp. A type of pyromancy.

Etymologies

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From Greek lampas, a torch.

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  • Divination by a lamp-flame's movement.

    October 8, 2008