scapulomancy

divination by examining burnt shoulder blade

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • scapulomancy — scap·u·lo·mancy …   English syllables

  • scapulomancy — noun see scapulimancy * * * scapˈūlimancy or scapˈūlomancy noun (see ↑ mancy) divination by means of the cracks appearing in a burning shoulder blade • • • Main Entry: ↑scapula …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Plastromancy — (from plastron + Greek μαντεία , divination ) is a form of pyromantic divination using the plastron, or undershell of a turtle. It was mainly used in ancient China, especially the Shāng dynasty. This gradually fell out of use during the Later or… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Methods of divination — This article is about the numerous varieties of divination. For divination as a whole, see Divination. Innumerable methods of divination can be found around the world, and many cultures practice the same methods under different names. During the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sternomancy — Sternomancy, from the Greek sternon (chest) is a divination practice involving reading the markings or bumps on the chest or breast bone (or the area from the breast to the belly , according to some sources). Sternomancy may have been commonly… …   Wikipedia

  • scapulimancy — /skap yeuh leuh man see/, n. divination of the future by observation of the cracking of a mammal s scapula that has been heated by a fire or hot instrument. Also, scapulomancy. Cf. oracle bone. [1870 75; SCAPUL(A) + I + MANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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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