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sciomancy

/ˈsaɪəˌmænsɪ/
noun
1.
divination with the help of ghosts
Derived Forms
sciomancer, noun
sciomantic, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek skia ghost + -mancy
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Word Origin and History for sciomancy
n.

"divination by ghostly communication," 1620s, from Modern Latin sciomantia, from scio-, Latinized comb. form of Greek skia "shade, shadow" (see shine (v.)) + Latinized form of Greek manteia (see -mancy).

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