Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Divination by means of ashes.

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  • noun Divination by means of ashes.

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  • noun Divination by means of ashes.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • Other sets of synonyms include, in addition to the aforementioned haruspicy and haruspication: caloptromancy and enoptromancy; spodomancy and tephramancy (or tephromancy); alectryomancy and alectoromancy; astromancy and sideromancy; crystallomancy and gastromancy; hieromancy and hieroscopy; necromancy and sciomancy; ornithomancy and orniscopy; and scapulimancy and omoplatoscopy.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 2

  • Other paths of inquiry have led to the practice of, for example, cleromancy, sciomancy, crystallomancy, alphitomancy, and spodomancy, to name only a few.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 2

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  • "Divination by means of ashes.", apparently!

    December 4, 2007