Aruspicy
Aruspicy A*rus"pi*cy, n. [L. aruspicium, haruspicium.] Prognostication by inspection of the entrails of victims slain sacrifice. [1913 Webster]

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  • aruspicy — /euh rus peuh see/, n. haruspicy. * * * …   Universalium

  • aruspicy — arus·pi·cy …   English syllables

  • aruspicy — noun see haruspicy * * * /euh rus peuh see/, n. haruspicy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Haruspicy — Ha*rus pi*cy ( p[i^]*s[y^]), n. The art or practices of haruspices. See {Aruspicy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hepatoscopy — noun Divination by the liver of an animal or bird. The liver was divided into sections, each section representing a deity, the markings in these zones were important. A form of aruspicy. Hepatomancy...animal livers …   Wiktionary

  • haruspicy — noun The study and divination by use of animal entrails, usually the victims of sacrifice. Different kinds of divination, which have passed for sciences, we have had: 6. Haruspicy, by inspecting the bowels of animals. Syn: aruspicy, extispicy …   Wiktionary

  • ichthyomancy — noun a) Divination interpreting the appearance and behaviour of fish. A form of augury. b) Divination interpreting the entrails of fish. A form of aruspicy …   Wiktionary

  • hieromancy — noun Divination by interpreting sacred objects, often used in sacrificial offerings. Similar to aruspicy. HIEROMANCY: Divination through various forms of sacrifice, or preparation for such, especially when performed by adepts in accordance with… …   Wiktionary

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