halomancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls, salt) + μαντεία (manteía, divination); halo- +‎ -mancy

Noun[edit]

halomancy (uncountable) (also alomancy)

  1. Divination by use of salt. This is the origin for the superstition of spilled salt.

References[edit]

"halomancy.. Divination in some manner by means of salt." -- Century Dict., 1899