alphitomancy

[ al-fit-uh-man-see ]

noun
  1. the use of barley meal as a means of divination.

Origin of alphitomancy

1
1645–55; <Greek álphito(n) barley + -mancy, probably influenced by Greek alphitómantis one who divines from barley meal

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