Alectoromancy
Alectoromancy \A*lec"to*ro*man`cy\, n. See {Alectryomancy}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

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  • alectryomancy — /euh lek tree euh man see/, n. an ancient form of divination, using a rooster to select grains of food placed on letters of the alphabet. Also, alectoromancy /euh lek teuh roh man see/. [1675 85; < Gk alektryó(n) rooster + MANCY] * * * …   Universalium

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