- to use divination to discover hidden knowledge or future events, especially by means of a crystal ball.
Origin of scry
Examples from the Web for scrying
Historical Examples of scrying
The antiquity and world-wide diffusion of scrying, in one form or other, interests the student of human nature.
As to ‘scrying’ the doctor thought it could be done in ‘mesmerised water,’ water bewitched.
The foregoing short treatise will gain some practical value by a statement of the conditions most suitable for scrying.Second Sight
- (intr) to divine, esp by crystal gazing
Word Origin for scry
"to see images in a crystal, water, etc., which reveal the past or forebode the future," 1520s, a shortening of descry (v.1). Related: Scried; scrying; scryer.