pyromancy

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

noun

divination by fire, or by forms appearing in fire.

Nearby words

  1. pyrolusite,
  2. pyrolyse,
  3. pyrolysis,
  4. pyrolytic,
  5. pyromagnetic,
  6. pyromania,
  7. pyromaniac,
  8. pyromaniacal,
  9. pyrometallurgy,
  10. pyrometer

Origin of pyromancy

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

Related formspy·ro·man·cer, nounpy·ro·man·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pyromantic

pyromancy

/ (ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsɪ) /

noun

divination by fire or flames
Derived Formspyromancer, nounpyromantic, adjective

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