hydromancy

[hahy-druh-man-see]
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noun

divination by means of the motions or appearance of water.

Nearby words

  1. hydrolytic,
  2. hydrolyze,
  3. hydrolyzed vegetable protein,
  4. hydroma,
  5. hydromagnetics,
  6. hydromechanics,
  7. hydromedusa,
  8. hydromel,
  9. hydromeningocele,
  10. hydrometallurgy

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 formshy·dro·manc·er, nounhy·dro·man·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hydromancy

hydromancy

noun

divination by water
Derived Formshydromancer, nounhydromantic, adjective

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