- divination using arrows drawn at random from a quiver or other holder.
Origin of belomancy
1640–50; < Greek bélo(s) arrow, dart + -mancy
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Examples from the Web for belomancy
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
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.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar