- divination by means of the motions or appearance of water.
Origin of hydromancy
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Examples from the Web for hydromancy
How many that are for hydromancy, that pretend in water to show men mighty mysteries?
Hydromancy, divination by water, in which the diviner showed the figure of an absent person.Witch, Warlock, and Magician
William Henry Davenport Adams
This mode of divining is perhaps one of the most ancient superstitions that have descended to us, and was termed Hydromancy.A Guide to the Mount's Bay and the Land's End
John Ayrton Paris
- divination by water
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