Lecanomancy Le*can"o*man`cy, n. [Gr. leka`nh bowl or basin + -mancy.] Divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lecanomancy — is a form of divination in which a diviner uses stones, oil, or meditation, coupled with a basin of water. Stones are dropped in the basin and the sound of the dropping along with the ripples formed are interpreted. When oil is used, the oil is… …   Wikipedia

  • lecanomancy — divination by inspection of water in a basin, c.1600, from Gk. lekane dish pan + MANCY (Cf. mancy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lecanomancy — noun Divination by interpreting the sound or effect of an object or substance falling into a body of water. Gems are commonly used. Erat etiam olim apud Assyrios in magno precio Hydromantiæ species, Lecanomantia nuncupata, a pelvi aquæ plena, cui …   Wiktionary

  • lecanomancy —    see crystal vision …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • lecanomancy — divination using water in a basin or pool Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • lecanomancy — lec·a·no·man·cy …   English syllables

  • lecanomancy —   n. divination by water in basin.    ♦ lecanoscopy,, n. staring at water in basin, as form of self hypnotism …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lecanomancy — ˈlekənōˌman(t)sē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek lekanomanteia, from lekanē basin + manteia mancy : divination by inspection of water in a basin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Astrology — Not to be confused with Astronomy. ‹ The template below (Ast box) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. › …   Wikipedia

  • Divination — This article is about divination as a whole. For the numerous varieties of divination, see Methods of divination. For other uses, see Divination (disambiguation). This man in Rhumsiki, Cameroon, supposedly tells the future by interpreting the… …   Wikipedia

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