aleuromancy

noun
aleu·​ro·​man·​cy | \ ə-ˈlu̇r-ə-ˌman(t)-sē \
plural -es

Definition of aleuromancy

: divination by means of flour

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First Known Use of aleuromancy

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aleuromancy

French aleuromancie, from Greek aleuromanteion, from aleuro- + manteion divination, oracle

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The first known use of aleuromancy was circa 1656

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“Aleuromancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aleuromancy. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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