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alectyromancy

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Etymology

Greek  (alectryon), cock, or rooster).

Noun

Singular
alectyromancy

Plural
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alectyromancy (-)
  1. (obsolete) Divination by a cock-stone.
  2. Any divination involving a rooster or sacred chickens.

Quotations

  • "Alectoromancy, or alectryomancy, is divination by a cock; it is a famous and very ancient method." -- Picture Museum of Sorcery, Lock tr. de Givry, 1931

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