belomancy

noun

bel·​o·​man·​cy
ˈbe-lə-ˌman(t)-sē
plural -es
: divination by drawing arrows at random from a container

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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