Daphnomancy Daph"no*man`cy, n. [Gr. da`fnh the laurel + -mancy.] Divination by means of the laurel. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Daphnomancy — is a form of Pyromancy whereby the future is predicted by burning laurel tree leaves. A loud crackling from the fire is a positive omen, whereas silence is a negative one.[1][2] History and Etymology Daphno is thought to be a tribute to Daphne,… …   Wikipedia

  • daphnomancy — † ˈdaphnomancy Obs. 0 [f. Gr. δάϕνη laurel, Daphne + mancy.] ‘Divination by a Lawrel Tree’ (Blount Glossogr. 1656) …   Useful english dictionary

  • daphnomancy — noun Divination by laurel branches or trees, leaves etc …   Wiktionary

  • daphnomancy — divination using a laurel Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Pyromancy — (from Greek pyros , fire, and manteia , divination) is the art of divination by means of fire.History of pyromancyDue to the importance of fire in society from the earliest of times, it is quite likely that pyromancy was one of the earlier forms… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • botanomancy — noun a) Divination by plants. A form of pyromancy in which tree branches and leaves are burnt. Branches of brier and vervain were used, the question was etched into the branch. b) also referred to as tea leaf reading, or tasseomancy. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • Divination and Fortune-Telling — This list defines 163 terms for kinds of divination and fortune telling, ranging from very common (runes, tarot cards, or horoscopes) to extraordinarily rare. In fact, you won t believe the range of methods that people have developed to rip other …   Phrontistery dictionary

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