noun Etymology: Middle English piromancie, from Middle French, from Late Latin pyromantia, from Greek pyromanteia, from pyr fire + manteia divination — more at -mancy Date: 14th century divination by means of fire or flames

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  • 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

  • Pyromancy — Pyr o*man cy, n. [Gr. ?; ? fire + ? divination: cf. F. pyromancie.] Divination by means of fire. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyromancy — [pī′rə man΄sē] n. [ME piromance < MFr < LL pyromantia: see PYRO & MANCY] divination by the observation and interpretation of flames …   English World dictionary

  • pyromancy — pyromancer, n. pyromantic, adj. /puy reuh man see/, n. divination by fire, or by forms appearing in fire. [1325 75; ME piromancie < ML pyromantia < Gk pyromanteía divination by fire. See PYRO , MANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyromancy — noun a) Divination by fire; the use of fire to supernaturally gain information. b) The magical power of conjuring or controlling fire. Syn: pyrokinesis See Also: pyromancer …   Wiktionary

  • pyromancy — divination using fire Divination and Fortune Telling …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pyromancy — py·ro·man·cy …   English syllables

  • pyromancy — py•ro•man•cy [[t]ˈpaɪ rəˌmæn si[/t]] n. divination by fire, or by forms appearing in fire • Etymology: 1325–75; ME piromancie < ML pyromantīa < Gk pyromanteía py′ro•man cer, n. py ro•man′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • pyromancy — Divination using fire or magic involving fire …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • pyromancy — /ˈpaɪrəmænsi/ (say puyruhmansee) noun divination by fire or by forms appearing in fire. {Middle English piromancie, from Medieval Latin pyromantīa, from Greek pyromanteia} …   Australian English dictionary

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