rhabdomancy

noun
rhab·​do·​man·​cy | \ ˈrab-də-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce rhabdomancy (audio) \

Definition of rhabdomancy

: divination by rods or wands

Other Words from rhabdomancy

rhabdomancer \ ˈrab-​də-​ˌman(t)-​sər How to pronounce rhabdomancer (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of rhabdomancy

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhabdomancy

Late Greek rhabdomanteia, from Greek rhabdos rod + -manteia -mancy

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The first known use of rhabdomancy was in 1646

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“Rhabdomancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhabdomancy. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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