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belomancy

[ bel-uh-man-see ]

noun

  1. divination using arrows drawn at random from a quiver or other holder.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of belomancy1

1640–50; < Greek bélo ( s ) arrow, dart + -mancy

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Example Sentences

Belomancy was a kind of divination by arrows, practised among various nations in the East, but chiefly among the Arabians.

Another form of belomancy is still commonly practised among the Arabs.

Belomancy, bel′o-man-si, n. a kind of divination by means of arrows.

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