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alectryomancy

[uh-lek-tree-uh-man-see] /əˈlɛk tri əˌmæn si/
noun
1.
an ancient form of divination, using a rooster to select grains of food placed on letters of the alphabet.
Also, alectoromancy
[uh-lek-tuh-roh-man-see] /əˈlɛk tə roʊˌmæn si/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Greek alektryṓ(n) rooster + -mancy
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Word Origin and History for alectoromancy
alectryomancy
"divination by means of a cock and grains of corn," 1650s, from Gk. alektryon "cock" + manteia "oracle." The first element is lit. "warder-off, fighter," related to alexein "to ward off, drive or keep off" (see Alexander).
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