omoplatoscopy


omoplatoscopy
divination by observing cracks in burning scapulae

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Scapulimancy — (also spelled scapulomancy and scapulamancy , and also termed omoplatoscopy ) is the practice of divination by use of scapulae (shoulder blades). In the context of the oracle bones of ancient China, which chiefly utilized both scapulae and the… …   Wikipedia

  • scapulimancy — noun divination using shoulder bones Syn: omoplatoscopy, scapulomancy …   Wiktionary

  • armomancy — noun a) divination using the shoulder blades of animals. It was taken from a dead animal and thrown into a fire, the cracks formed in the bone were then interpreted. b) divination through inspecting ones shoulders. In ancient times, this… …   Wiktionary

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