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hydromancy

[ hahy-druh-man-see ]

noun

  1. divination by means of the motions or appearance of water.


hydromancy

/ ˈhaɪdrəʊˌmænsɪ /

noun

  1. divination by water


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Derived Forms

  • ˌhydroˈmantic, adjective
  • ˈhydroˌmancer, noun

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Other Words From

  • hydro·mancer noun
  • hydro·mantic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydromancy1

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

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Example Sentences

Hydromancy, divination by water, in which the diviner showed the figure of an absent person.

How many that are for hydromancy, that pretend in water to show men mighty mysteries?

The sixth is named hydromancy, as when a demon teaches anything by appearances in the water.

This mode of divining is perhaps one of the most ancient superstitions that have descended to us, and was termed Hydromancy.

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