belomancy

noun
bel·​o·​man·​cy | \ ˈbe-lə-ˌman(t)-sē \
plural -es

Definition of belomancy

: divination by drawing arrows at random from a container

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History and Etymology for belomancy

borrowed from New Latin belomantia, borrowed from Late Greek belomanteía “casting lots by shaking arrows from a quiver,” from Greek bélos “missile, dart, arrow” + -o- -o- + -manteia -mancy

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“Belomancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belomancy. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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