plural -es
: divination by drawing arrows at random from a container

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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