alectryomancy

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From Ancient Greek ἀλεκτρυών (alektruōn), ἀλέκτωρ (alektōr, a rooster) +‎ -mancy.

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alectryomancy (uncountable)

  1. A form of divination in which the diviner observes a bird, several birds (or most preferably the white rooster or cockerel) pecking at grain that the diviner has scattered on the ground.
    • "Alectromancy, by Cooks [sic] or Pullen..." -- The Magastromancer xix, Gaule, 1652

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