cyclomancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek kyklos, "circle"; cyclo- +‎ -mancy

Noun[edit]

cyclomancy (uncountable)

  1. Divination by interpreting wheels or any other revolving objects.
    • 1970 Zolar Encyc. of Ancient & Forbidden Knowledge
      CYCLOMANCY: Pertains to divination from a turning wheel.
    • 1973 Gibson Complete Illust. Bk Div. & Prophecy
      CYCLOMANCY: Divination depending upon a revolving device...the decision of the wheel is automatically fulfilled, so it is not surprising that many people believe that questions concerning their future can be answered by a similar contrivance. Spinning arrows may be used instead of revolving wheels for telling fortunes; and, on the lighter side, cyclomancy has survived in various parlor games, such as "spin the bottle."