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pyromancy

[ pahy-ruh-man-see ]

noun

  1. divination by fire, or by forms appearing in fire.


pyromancy

/ ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsɪ /

noun

  1. divination by fire or flames


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Derived Forms

  • ˌpyroˈmantic, adjective
  • ˈpyroˌmancer, noun

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Other Words From

  • pyro·mancer noun
  • pyro·mantic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyromancy1

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

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Example Sentences

The eighth is entituled pyromancy; that is, when it instructs people by forms appearing in the fire.

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