scapulimancy

[skap-yuh-luh-man-see]
noun
divination of the future by observation of the cracking of a mammal's scapula that has been heated by a fire or hot instrument.
Also, scapulomancy.
Compare oracle bone.


Origin:
1870–75; scapul(a) + -i- + -mancy

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Main Entry:  scapulimancy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  divination by shoulder blade bone that has been heated to cracked or burned state; also written scapulomancy, also called spatulamancy
Etymology:  scapula 'shoulder blade'
Main Entry:  scapulimancy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See armomancy
Main Entry:  scapulimancy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See scapulomancy
Main Entry:  scapulimancy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See spatulamancy
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Many historical cultures, for example, attempted to read the future by a related method called scapulimancy.
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