rhab·​do·​man·​cy ˈrab-də-ˌman(t)-sē How to pronounce rhabdomancy (audio)
: divination by rods or wands
rhabdomancer noun

Word History


borrowed from Late Greek rhabdomanteía, from Greek rhabdo- rhabdo- + -manteia -mancy

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhabdomancy was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Rhabdomancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhabdomancy. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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