hydromancy

[ hahy-druh-man-see ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌmæn si /

noun

divination by means of the motions or appearance of water.

Origin of hydromancy

1585–95; earlier hydromantie, -cie (< Middle French) ≪ Late Greek hydromanteía divination by water; replacing Middle English ydromancye < Middle French ydromancie < L. See hydro-1, -mancy

Related forms

hy·dro·manc·er, nounhy·dro·man·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydromancy

hydromancy

/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌmænsɪ) /

noun

divination by water

Derived Forms

hydromancer, nounhydromantic, adjective
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