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hydromancy

[ hahy-druh-man-see ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌmæn si /
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noun
divination by means of the motions or appearance of water.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM hydromancy

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 of hydromancy

hydromancer, nounhydromantic, adjective
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