pyromancy

noun
py·​ro·​man·​cy | \ ˈpī-rə-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce pyromancy (audio) \

Definition of pyromancy

: divination by means of fire or flames

First Known Use of pyromancy

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyromancy

Middle English piromancie, from Middle French, from Late Latin pyromantia, from Greek pyromanteia, from pyr fire + manteia divination — more at -mancy

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“Pyromancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyromancy. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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