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belomancy

[bel-uh-man-see]
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  1. divination using arrows drawn at random from a quiver or other holder.
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Origin of belomancy

1640–50; < Greek bélo(s) arrow, dart + -mancy
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  • Belomancy was a kind of divination by arrows, practised among various nations in the East, but chiefly among the Arabians.

    The Mysteries of All Nations

    James Grant

  • Belomancy, bel′o-man-si, n. a kind of divination by means of arrows.

  • Another form of belomancy is still commonly practised among the Arabs.