alphitomancy

alphitomancy

[al-fit-uh-man-see]
noun
the use of barley meal as a means of divination.

Origin:
1645–55; < Greek álphito(n) barley + -mancy, probably influenced by Greek alphitómantis one who divines from barley meal

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Main Entry:  alphitomancy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  divination by barley meal or loaves of barley
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