amniomancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀμνίον (amníon, caul, membrane around the fetus) +‎ -mancy, from μαντεία (manteía, divination).

Noun[edit]

amniomancy (uncountable)

  1. Divination based on the characteristics of the amniotic sac at childbirth.

References[edit]

"Amniomantia, divination per amnium s[ive] membranam tertiam embryonis." -- Fabricii Bibliographia Antiquaria xii, 1713