sortilegic

sortilege

[sawr-tl-ij]
noun
1.
the drawing of lots for divination; divination by lot.
2.
sorcery; magic.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sortilegium, for Latin sortilegus, equivalent to sort- (stem of sors) lot, chance + -i- -i- + -legus (derivative of legere to read, count, choose out); see -ium

sortilegic [sawr-tl-ej-ik] , sortilegious [sawr-tl-ee-juhs] , adjective
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sortilege (ˈsɔːtɪlɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the act or practice of divination by drawing lots
2.  magic or sorcery
 
[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin sortilegium, from Latin sortilegus a soothsayer, from sors fate + legere to select]

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