Word Origin for sciomancy
Examples from the Web for sciomancy
Or, if you be afraid of the dead, as commonly all cuckolds are, I will make use of the faculty of sciomancy.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
Word Origin and History for sciomancy
"divination by ghostly communication," 1620s, from Modern Latin sciomantia, from scio-, Latinized comb. form of Greek skia "shade, shadow" (see shine (v.)) + Latinized form of Greek manteia (see -mancy).