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hieromancy

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Etymology

Ancient Greek hieros, "holy, sacred" + -mancy

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Noun

Singular
hieromancy

Plural
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hieromancy (-)
  1. Divination by interpreting sacred objects, often used in sacrificial offerings. Similar to aruspicy.

Quotations

  • 1973 Gibson Complete Illust. Bk Div. & Prophecy
    HIEROMANCY: Divination through various forms of sacrifice, or preparation for such, especially when performed by adepts in accordance with accepted rituals.

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