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pyromancy

[pahy-ruh-man-see] /ˈpaɪ rəˌmæn si/
noun
1.
divination by fire, or by forms appearing in fire.
Origin of pyromancy
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English piromancie < Medieval Latin pyromantīa < Greek pyromanteía divination by fire. See pyro-, -mancy
Related forms
pyromancer, noun
pyromantic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyromancy

pyromancy

/ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsɪ/
noun
1.
divination by fire or flames
Derived Forms
pyromancer, noun
pyromantic, adjective
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