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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Definitions for aeromancy

  1. the prediction of future events from observation of weather conditions.

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Citations for aeromancy
Mostly we compare them / to silent things, sensing / that thunder is something else / that gets into them—a stone, a god— / and, as for what they want to say, / aeromancy, which presumed to interpret, / never caught on. James Richardson, "Essay on Clouds," The New Yorker, February 2, 2015
They had just learned of the landing of Hernán Cortés and his men in Veracruz, and in their aeromancy they took the aurora borealis to be an exceptionally evil omen. Gary D. Keller, Zapata Rose in 1992 & Other Tales, 1992
Origin of aeromancy
Aeromancy entered English in the mid-1300s. The combining form aero- means "air," and the combining form -mancy means "divination" of the kind specified by the initial element.