haruspicy

haruspicy

[huh-ruhs-puh-see]
noun
divination by a haruspex.
Also, haruspication [huh-ruhs-pi-key-shuhn] .


Origin:
1560–70; < Latin haruspicium, equivalent to haruspic- (stem of haruspex) + -ium -ium

haruspical [huh-ruhs-pi-kuhl] , adjective
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haruspex (həˈrʌspɛks)
 
n , pl haruspices
(in ancient Rome) a priest who practised divination, esp by examining the entrails of animals
 
[C16: from Latin, probably from hīra gut + specere to look]
 
haruspical
 
adj
 
haruspicy
 
n

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