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capnomancy

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Etymology

Ancient Greek  (kapnos), smoke).

Noun

Singular
capnomancy

Plural
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capnomancy (-)
  1. Divination by interpreting smoke rising from a fire. A form of pyromancy.

Quotations

  • 1610, Vives in J. Healey Saint Augustine of the Citie of God
    Diuination generally was done by diuers means...by smoake, Capnomancy.
  • 1897, Three Bks Occult Phil. lvii. (Agrippa)
    To these is also added Capnomancy, so called from smoke, because it searcheth into the flame and smoke; and thin colors, sounds and motions when they are carried upright, or on one side, or round...

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