Anthropomancy
Anthropomancy An"thro*po*man`cy, n. [Gr. ? man + -mancy.] Divination by the entrails of human being. [1913 Webster]

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  • Anthropomancy — Refimprove|date=April 2008Anthropomancy (from Greek anthropos ( ανθροπος , man), and manteia ( μαντεια , divination) is a method of divination by the entrails of dead or dying men or women, often virgin female children, through sacrifice. This… …   Wikipedia

  • anthropomancy — noun divination by the interpretation of human sacrificial entrails …   Wiktionary

  • anthropomancy — divination using human entrails Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • anthropomancy — an·thro·po·man·cy …   English syllables

  • anthropomancy — Magic or divination using people, or foretelling the future using the entrails of a sacrificed person …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • anthropomancy — /ˈænθrəpəmænsi/ (say anthruhpuhmansee) noun divination using human entrails. {anthropo + mancy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • anthropomancy — ˈ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌmansē noun ( es) Etymology: anthrop + mancy : divination from the entrails of a human being …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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  • 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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