Divination by snakes or serpents

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Ophiomancy — O phi*o*man cy, n. [Gr. o fis a serpent + mancy: cf. F. ophiomantie.] Divination by serpents, as by their manner of eating, or by their coils. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ophiomancy — (n.) ancient art of divination by the movements of snakes, 1680s, from OPHIO (Cf. ophio ) + MANCY (Cf. mancy). Related: Ophiomantic; ophiomancer …   Etymology dictionary

  • ophiomancy — divination by watching snakes Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ophiomancy — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • Divination — • The seeking after knowledge of future or hidden things by inadequate means Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Divination     Divination      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • divination — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. prediction, prophecy, augury, guess; sorcery. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. augury, interpretation of omens, prediction, soothsaying, sorcery, calculation, foretelling, foreshadowing, palmistry, prognostics …   English dictionary for students

  • Divination and Fortune-Telling — This list defines 163 terms for kinds of divination and fortune telling, ranging from very common (runes, tarot cards, or horoscopes) to extraordinarily rare. In fact, you won t believe the range of methods that people have developed to rip other …   Phrontistery dictionary

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