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alphitomancy

[ al-fit-uh-man-see ]
/ ælˈfɪt əˌmæn si /
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noun
the use of barley meal as a means of divination.
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Origin of alphitomancy

1645–55; <Greek álphito(n) barley + -mancy, probably influenced by Greek alphitómantis one who divines from barley meal
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