alectryomancy

noun
alec·try·o·man·cy | \ ə-ˈlek-trē-ō-ˌman(t)-sē \
variants: or alectoromancy \ə-ˈlek-tə-rō-ˌman(t)-sē \
plural -es

Definition of alectryomancy 

: divination by means of a cock encircled by grains of corn placed on the letters of the alphabet which are then put together in the order in which the grains were eaten

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alectryomancer \ə-ˈlek-trē-ō-ˌman(t)-sər \ noun plural alectryomancers
The alectryomancers knew how to tap the power of the living chicken. A temple priest would scribe a circle on the ground, mark the letters of the alphabet around it, and place a kernel of corn on each letter. —Bob Sheasley, Home to Roost, 2008

First Known Use of alectryomancy

1652, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alectryomancy

Greek alektryōn or alektōr cock + English -mancy

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