pyromancy

[ pahy-ruh-man-see ]
/ ˈpaɪ rəˌmæn si /

noun

divination by fire, or by forms appearing in fire.

Origin of pyromancy

1325–75; Middle English piromancie < Medieval Latin pyromantīa < Greek pyromanteía divination by fire. See pyro-, -mancy

Related forms

py·ro·man·cer, nounpy·ro·man·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyromancy

pyromancy

/ (ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsɪ) /

noun

divination by fire or flames

Derived Forms

pyromancer, nounpyromantic, adjective
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