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rhabdomancy

[ rab-duh-man-see ]
/ ˈræb dəˌmæn si /
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noun
divination by means of a rod or wand, especially in discovering ores, springs of water, etc.
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Origin of rhabdomancy

1640–50; <Late Greek rhabdomanteía;see rhabdo-, -mancy

OTHER WORDS FROM rhabdomancy

rhab·do·man·tist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rhabdomancy

rhabdomancy
/ (ˈræbdəˌmænsɪ) /

noun
divination for water or mineral ore by means of a rod or wand; dowsing; divining

Derived forms of rhabdomancy

rhabdomantist or rhabdomancer, noun

Word Origin for rhabdomancy

C17: via Late Latin from Late Greek rhabdomanteia, from rhabdos a rod + manteia divination
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