ornithomancy

noun
or·​nith·​o·​man·​cy | \ ȯ(r)ˈnithəˌman(t)sē \
plural -es

Definition of ornithomancy

: divination by observation of the flight of birds : augury

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for ornithomancy

Greek ornithomanteia, from ornith- + -manteia -mancy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ornithomancy

Statistics for ornithomancy

Cite this Entry

“Ornithomancy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ornithomancy. Accessed 29 January 2020.

Comments on ornithomancy

What made you want to look up ornithomancy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assert without proof or before proving

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

January 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • image1642096650
  • Which is a synonym of bonhomie?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!