[ bib-lee-oh-man-see ]
/ ˈbɪb li oʊˌmæn si /
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divination by means of a book, especially the Bible, opened at random to some verse or passage, which is then interpreted.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby bibliomancy
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Example sentences from the Web for bibliomancy
Bibliomancy, divining by means of the Bible, survived to a comparatively recent period.Witch, Warlock, and Magician|William Henry Davenport Adams
This narrative, of combined bibliomancy and sortilege, is a curious one, but let it pass.
British Dictionary definitions for bibliomancy
/ (ˈbɪblɪəʊˌmænsɪ) /
prediction of the future by interpreting a passage chosen at random from a book, esp the Bible
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