divination using an axe or hatchet

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Axinomancy — is one of several obscure methods of divination using an axe, hatchet, or (rarely) a saw. Most of the methods involve throwing an axe into the ground, or swinging it into a tree, and interpreting the direction of the handle or the quivering of… …   Wikipedia

  • Axinomancy — Ax*in o*man cy, n. [L. axinomantia, Gr. ? ax + mancy.] A species of divination, by means of an ax or hatchet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • axinomancy — noun a) A species of divination, by means of an ax or hatchet. Including: b) placing an agate stone, piece of jet, or some other precious or semi precious stone upon the axe head and heating the metal, the movement of the agate then being… …   Wiktionary

  • axinomancy — ax·in·o·man·cy …   English syllables

  • axinomancy — ˈaksənəˌmansē, akˈsin noun ( es) Etymology: Latin axinomantia, from (assumed) Greek axinomanteia, from Greek axino (from axinē axhead, ax) + manteia divination more at ax, mancy : divination by means of the movements of an ax placed on a post …   Useful english dictionary

  • Divination — This article is about divination as a whole. For the numerous varieties of divination, see Methods of divination. For other uses, see Divination (disambiguation). This man in Rhumsiki, Cameroon, supposedly tells the future by interpreting the… …   Wikipedia

  • Astrology — Not to be confused with Astronomy. ‹ The template below (Ast box) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. › …   Wikipedia

  • Numerology — is any study of the purported mystical relationship between a count or measurement and life. It has many systems and traditions and beliefs. Numerology and numerological divination by systems such as isopsephy were popular among early… …   Wikipedia

  • Augur — Not to be confused with auger or agar. For other uses, see Augur (disambiguation). Augury redirects here. For the band, see Augury (band). An augur holding a lituus, the curved wand often used as a symbol of augury on Roman coins The augur… …   Wikipedia

  • Dowsing — For the English iconoclast, see William Dowsing. A dowser, from an 18th century French book about superstitions …   Wikipedia

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