/ (ˈsaɪəˌmænsɪ) /
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Derived forms of sciomancysciomancer, nounsciomantic, adjective
Word Origin for sciomancy
C17: via Latin from Greek skia ghost + -mancy
Words nearby sciomancy
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How to use sciomancy in a sentence
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