plural -es
: divination by consulting the shades of the dead

Word History


Late Latin sciomantia, from Late Greek skiomanteia, from Greek ski- sci- + manteia -mancy

First Known Use

1560, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sciomancy was in 1560

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“Sciomancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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