Using gods or oracles to foretell the future

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  • Theomancy — The o*man cy, n. [Gr. ? a god + mancy: cf. F. th[ e]omancie, Gr. ? a spirit of prophecy,.] A kind of divination drawn from the responses of oracles among heathen nations. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • theomancy — divination by means of oracles Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • theomancy — the·o·man·cy …   English syllables

  • theomancy —   n. divination by divinely inspired oracles.    ♦ theomantic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • theomancy — ˈthēəˌman(t)sē noun ( es) Etymology: the + mancy : divination by the responses of oracles supposed to be divinely inspired …   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 — Synonyms and related words: alchemy, astrodiagnosis, astrology, astromancy, augury, bewitchery, charm, clairvoyance, crystal ball, crystal gazing, divining, enchantment, fetishism, fortunetelling, genethliacs, genethlialogy, glamour, gramarye,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • the- — combining form or theo Etymology: Middle English theo , from Late Latin, from Latin, god, from Greek the , theo god, God, from theos; perhaps akin to Middle High German getwās ghost, Lithuanian dvasia spirit, dvasas spirit, breath more at dust 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • theomantic — theomanˈtic adjective Of or relating to theomancy • • • Main Entry: ↑theo …   Useful english dictionary

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