aero·​man·​cy | \ ˈer-ə-ˌman(t)-sē \
plural -es

Definition of aeromancy

: divination from the state of the air or from atmospheric substances also : weather forecasting

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First Known Use of aeromancy

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeromancy

Middle English aeromancie, alteration (influenced by Middle French aeromancie or Medieval Latin aeromantia) of aeromaunce, from (assumed) Middle French aeromance, from Medieval Latin aeromantia, from Latin aer- + -mantia -mancy

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“Aeromancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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